Books

All fracked up: A debut memoir wrestles with toxic masculinity in the oil fields
All fracked up: A debut memoir wrestles with toxic masculinity in the oil fields
Michael Patrick F. Smith’s ‘The Good Hand’ offers sharp observations on North Dakota’s extraction industry.
Finding meaning on Joan Didion’s frontier
Finding meaning on Joan Didion’s frontier
With the release of a new collection, the 86-year-old author returns to her old work and a vast, complicated legacy.
The lessons on storytelling that William Kittredge taught
The lessons on storytelling that William Kittredge taught
The beloved teacher and writer was preoccupied with the particular.
From boxes of memorabilia, sifting out a life
From boxes of memorabilia, sifting out a life
In her debut memoir, Danielle Geller researches her elusive mother — and the meaning of family.
A high school football team’s wartime resistance
A high school football team’s wartime resistance
In ‘The Eagles of Heart Mountain,’ Bradford Pearson renders the lives of incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II in three dimensions.
Looking for fresh reads? Western authors weigh in.
Looking for fresh reads? Western authors weigh in.
Here are some books from 2020 you don’t want to miss this winter.
California’s history of anti-Blackness hides beneath its progressive reputation
California’s history of anti-Blackness hides beneath its progressive reputation
A new history of the state traces early civil rights battles spearheaded by Black activists.
Between California and Colombia, the internet becomes home
Between California and Colombia, the internet becomes home
In ‘Aphasia,’ Mauro Javier Cárdenas explores the liminal spaces of divided language, place and family.
In challenging times, love is an act of resistance
In challenging times, love is an act of resistance
Heid E. Erdrich’s new award-winning poetry collection, ‘Little Big Bully,’ seeks resilience through human connection.
Is spiritual growth possible without confronting whiteness?
Is spiritual growth possible without confronting whiteness?
In ‘White Utopias,’ cultural appropriation at festivals like Burning Man goes under the microscope.
Dispatch from an irreversibly changed New Mexico
Dispatch from an irreversibly changed New Mexico
Laura Paskus’s new book examines wildfire, drilling on the Navajo Nation and climate grief.
In a small Montana town, there’s a thing with feathers. Hope? Not so much.
In a small Montana town, there’s a thing with feathers. Hope? Not so much.
Maxim Loskutoff’s debut novel explores the fraught history of the Bitterroot Valley.
‘It’s still my history, even when I choose not to know it.’
‘It’s still my history, even when I choose not to know it.’
For as long as America has interned children, it’s chosen to look away.
Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection
Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection
A new book looks at a ‘third way’ for Indian law.
The undeniable truths in literature
The undeniable truths in literature
Four Colorado writers discuss empathy, systems of oppression and ‘the moment.’
The failures of U.S. immigration policies
The failures of U.S. immigration policies
Three new books challenge the way we imagine the U.S.-Mexico border.
Estados Unidos está cerrando sus puertas a quienes solicitan asilo.
Estados Unidos está cerrando sus puertas a quienes solicitan asilo.
‘Los Desposeídos’ sigue la aterrante búsqueda de una familia por refugio, y cuestiona las nuevas políticas públicas y lo que dicen sobre los ideales de esta nación.
Rudolfo Anaya describió el Oeste como nadie más.
Rudolfo Anaya describió el Oeste como nadie más.
El escritor nos mostró misterio y magia, donde la doctrina del Destino Manifiesto falló.
Can we write our way out of catastrophe?
Can we write our way out of catastrophe?
In Ben Ehrenreich’s ‘Desert Notebooks,’ a fragmented style attempts to change the way we think, and write, about the Anthropocene.
‘One hell of a testimony’ about mothers and daughters
‘One hell of a testimony’ about mothers and daughters
Debut novelist Kelli Jo Ford writes a lyrical tale of faith and family.
Rudolfo Anaya defined the West like no one else
Rudolfo Anaya defined the West like no one else
The writer showed us magic, mystery and where Manifest Destiny failed.
Reimagining nature poetry
Reimagining nature poetry
Benjamin Garcia’s ‘Thrown in the Throat’ uses plants and landscapes to think past oppressive structures.
A pandemic of both feminism and despair
A pandemic of both feminism and despair
In Lauren Beukes’ ‘Afterland,’ only women survive. Can they rebuild?
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