Mark Spragg :: A Wyoming Life, Culture, Sep 2005 [ZOOZOOM]
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
This book is what originally brought me out to southwest Montana, to this unique region of our country. I first read it in 2002, read it again when I moved here in 2003, and revisited it when I had the opportunity to go to an author reading at the Country Bookshelf in 2004. I've read Spragg's other work but this collection of autobiographical essays is his most significant thus far. This book is about being an animal, being a human within the confines of the wilderness. Today one's life can still be shaped by nature and one's relationship to nature and the land they grew up on.
"I am related to water. I am a descendant of its sound and movement... Water brings me joy. I fear that water will someday murder me. My life is balanced between its threat and grace... I cling to the sound of water to be brave in the world. I go to the sound of water to remember that God is not mute. "
Today I drive across the Continental Divide often as my home, my boys are in Bozeman and my work, my profession is now in Butte as the new Digital Collections Librarian at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library. I'm a woman who's life is halved where the rivers change direction.
Ghost Towns of Montana by Donald C. Miller, 10th Printing (1981), Details and photos for 40 ghost town locations, a historical gem about the lost places in Big Sky country.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Montana Celebrity Cookbook compiled by Susie Beaulaurier Graetz for the benefit of the Intermountain Children's Home, American & World Geographic Publishing (1992).
In this book 200 celebrities have volunteered their favorite recipes to make a cookbook for the benefit of the Intermountain Children's Home in Helena, Montana. The recipes are as varied, colorful, and entertaining as the contributors--who include Tom Brokaw, Glenn Close, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Keaton, Evel Knievel, and others.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Unforgettable Days: Montana Trout Fishing Hardcover, Riverbend Publishing 2002. Full of beautiful photos and landscapes, as well as quotes from the likes of John Gierach, Jim Harrison, and Ed Zern.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The Night the Mountain Fell: The Story of the Montana-Yellowstone Earthquake by Edmund Christopherson
Collectors Edition! 1960
Monday, July 6, 2009
One of the most beautiful places I've been is along the Going to Sun Road in Glacier National Park. The Park is just one of those places you must visit to understand some of the extreme beauty Nature has to offer.
Check out this Lonely Planet Guide to some of the National Parks in North America when you plan your next trip up north. Color photos and hiking maps for Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks.
Lonely Planet: Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks by Miller, Derby, and Lukas.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Montana Spaces: Essays and Photographs in Celebration of Montana by Thomas McGuane, David Quammen, Wallace Stegner, Gretel Ehrlich, Tim Cahill, Alston Chase, and others. Photographs by John Smart, Edited by William Kittredge
I try seek out books and materials on Montana: people, place, art, and living, especially the out of print, more rare, and harder to find materials. This recent find (above) has only about 20 copies available on Amazon.com in hardcover.
Please consider Reading In Montana for your next Montana book purchase. If you are looking for something special you can always shoot us an email at ReadingInMontana@gmail.com and we will help you find it.