Books

What Abbey’s ‘Desert Solitaire’ means in these trying times
What Abbey’s ‘Desert Solitaire’ means in these trying times
The book turns 50 this year, and is more relevant now than ever.
On grappling with a past shadowed by violence
On grappling with a past shadowed by violence
Two books examine the relationship people have with painful family histories.
The iconic bird of the ‘Sagebrush Sea’
The iconic bird of the ‘Sagebrush Sea’
A new book shows the life cycle of sage grouse in their natural habitat.
Hollywood horse havoc
Hollywood horse havoc
Review of “Falling from Horses” by Molly Gloss.
Grief’s possible outcomes
Grief’s possible outcomes
Review of ‘The Possibilities’ by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
Beauty and malevolence in Montana
Beauty and malevolence in Montana
Review of ‘The Ploughmen’ by Kim Zupan.
Chronicling the work of an early Native American artist
Chronicling the work of an early Native American artist
Review of ‘In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years, 1875-1892’ by Steve Elmore.
Pale hope in a dreary place
Pale hope in a dreary place
Review of ‘Pale Harvest’ by Braden Hepner.
Shooting life’s rapids
Shooting life’s rapids
Review of ‘If Not For This’ by Pete Fromm.
Beautiful yet harrowing photos of urban sprawl
Beautiful yet harrowing photos of urban sprawl
Review of ‘Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain’ by Michael Light.
On the edge of Custer’s last stand
On the edge of Custer’s last stand
Review of “Far As the Eye Can See” by Robert Bausch.
Love in a post-apocalyptic world
Love in a post-apocalyptic world
Review of “California” by Edan Lepucki.
A modern movement in tribal building design
A modern movement in tribal building design
Review of "New Architecture on Indigenous Lands," by Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka
Six decades of river exploration
Six decades of river exploration
Review of “Downstream Toward Home” by Oliver A. Houck.
Photographs of New Mexicans spanning 20 years
Photographs of New Mexicans spanning 20 years
Review of “Taos Portraits: Photos by Paul O’Connor.”
Shards of hope in the Mojave
Shards of hope in the Mojave
Review of “29” by Mary Sojourner.
New Mexico interregnum
New Mexico interregnum
Review of “Backlands: A Novel of the American West” by Michael McGarrity.
Contemporary photographs of 19th century art
Contemporary photographs of 19th century art
Review of "Karl Bodmer's America Revisited" by Robert Lindholm.
Finding an inner compass
Finding an inner compass
Review of “Steal the North” by Brittain Bergstrom.
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
A new book explores what the century-old organization looks like today.
A poetic search for a lost father
A poetic search for a lost father
Review of ‘Crow Blue’ Adriana Lisboa.
Social work blues
Social work blues
Review of ‘Fourth of July Creek’ by Smith Henderson.
Hope and futility on the Great Plains
Hope and futility on the Great Plains
Review of ‘Wild Idea: Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land’ by Dan O’Brien.