The critically acclaimed author of The Willow Field presents a selection of his finest nonfiction writings in which he explores the landscapes of the American West, the myths that lie at the heart of the Western experience, and the issues confronting the region. Original.
Novelist Geraldine Brooks, poet Robert Hass, Western essayist William Kittredge: from critic Alan Cheuse, an array of books to keep winter's chill and the ever-earlier dark at bay — at least in the circle of light by the reader's chair.
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Excerpt: The Next Rodeo
I've learned to think of myself as having had the luck to grow up at the tail end of a way of existing in which people lived in everyday proximity to animals on territory they knew more precisely than the patterns in the palms of their hands. —from "Owning It All"