Books

Climate change is the ultimate neo-noir subject
Climate change is the ultimate neo-noir subject
The novel ‘Something New Under the Sun’ treats a smoke-filled Los Angeles as its own genre.
How will humans live through ecological collapse?
How will humans live through ecological collapse?
In ‘Believers,’ Lisa Wells profiles ordinary people who want to lead less destructive lives.
The incarcerated women battling wildfires
The incarcerated women battling wildfires
In ‘Breathing Fire,’ Jaime Lowe uncovers the benefits and drawbacks of California’s inmate fire program.
How beavers make the desert bloom
How beavers make the desert bloom
‘I’m always looking for ways to keep water here, and the beaver do it for free.’
Laughter to cope with daily tragedies at the border
Laughter to cope with daily tragedies at the border
Luis Alberto Urrea’s new novel reflects on the family relationships that challenge and transcend the U.S.-Mexico border.
Behind the iconic, dystopian images of the New Deal
Behind the iconic, dystopian images of the New Deal
A short-lived photography project captured rural poverty during the Great Depression.
The Second Coming of Christ in southern Idaho
The Second Coming of Christ in southern Idaho
A new memoir reflects on an isolated, religious upbringing in a survivalist Mormon family.
The golden age of rock climbing
The golden age of rock climbing
Black and white photos capture the people behind the humble beginnings of the sport.
The Colorado, lifeblood and sculptor of an arid West
The Colorado, lifeblood and sculptor of an arid West
In a new book, a longtime river-runner invites readers to sit down by the Colorado’s riverside and listen to its stories.
‘Little House’ and the identity of the prairie struggle
‘Little House’ and the identity of the prairie struggle
The gritty reality behind Laura Ingalls Wilder’s writings.
Bears Ears: An elegy for what was lost?
Bears Ears: An elegy for what was lost?
A book of photos explores the mesas and canyons of Bears Ears.
What the Ice Age West predicts about our future
What the Ice Age West predicts about our future
An American creation story.
Section hikers offer tips on the Pacific Crest Trail
Section hikers offer tips on the Pacific Crest Trail
From Canada to Mexico, a series of books shares the insider knowledge of the trail.
How might humans and wilderness co-exist?
How might humans and wilderness co-exist?
I want my daughter to know the wilderness outside our cabin, and the wildness within each of us.
The long road from violence
The long road from violence
A writer reexamines the stories we tell of rural life and struggle.
In paintings, a gentle portrait of Canada’s scars
In paintings, a gentle portrait of Canada’s scars
A review of Sonny Assu: A Selective History.
What we have forgotten about the vilified gray wolf
What we have forgotten about the vilified gray wolf
The saga of O-Six lays bare the intricacies of a familiar, parallel society in wolves.
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
From charging bears to glacier-carved valleys, photographs capture the real nature of the national park.
Wyoming is a poor state that exports talent. Will that ever change?
Wyoming is a poor state that exports talent. Will that ever change?
Two books examine the state’s homogenous economy and brain drain.
It’s time to read more books by Native women
It’s time to read more books by Native women
A list of female Native authors who are due for more recognition.
Why we should reconsider the starling
Why we should reconsider the starling
An author explores the unlikely relationship between a musical genius and avian pariah.
An armchair journey to the desert
An armchair journey to the desert
A photography book captures the natural splendor of Utah’s five national parks.
We need more Native literary giants than Sherman Alexie
We need more Native literary giants than Sherman Alexie
In the wake of sexual harassment allegations, a look beyond the influential writer.
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