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Whether they wrote about the Great Plains or the Andes, these writers have a strong connection to nature. Discover the selection curated by Feedbooks.

 

Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter in the Bitterroot Wilderness

by Pete Fromm

Indian Creek Chronicles is Pete Fromm’s entertaining account of a winter job with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in 1990. With dreams of becoming a mountain man, Fromm leaves college and sets off with...


The Fool's Progress

by Edward Abbey

When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied...


Beyond the Wall

by Edward Abbey

In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch...


Dirt

by David Vann

The year is 1985, and twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house surrounded by a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento. He doesn't know who his father is,...


Wilderness: A Novel

by Lance Weller

Thirty years after the Civil War's Battle of the Wilderness left him maimed, Abel Truman has found his way to the edge of the continent, the rugged, majestic coast of Washington State, where he lives alone in...


The Fruit of Stone

by Mark Spragg

Mark Spragg's first novel is the story of the lifelong friendship between two Wyoming ranchers, McEban and Bennett, and their love for the same woman--Gretchen Simpson. Gretchen is Bennett's wife, but as the...


Crow Country

by Kate Constable

A gripping time-slip adventure, in the tradition of Ruth Park's Playing Beatie Bow.


Five Skies

by Ron Carlson

Beloved story writer Ron Carlson's first novel in thirty years, Five Skies is the story of three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Having participated...


At the Jim Bridger

by Ron Carlson

We lean closer and closer, eager to catch every last word.” said The New York Times Book Review. “Bigger, richer, funnier, and more complex than any description of them can convey,” said the San Francisco...


Deliverance

by James Dickey

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom...


The Book of Yaak

by Rick Bass

The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, and even a handful of humans....


The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness

by Rick Bass

GQ called the three short novels in this collection "wondrous." A woman returns to live on her family's west Texas ranch . . . a man tracks his wife through a winter wilderness . . . an ancient ocean buried...


Goat Mountain

by David Vann

The prizewinning author of Dirt, Caribou Island, and Legend of a Suicide returns with a searing, morally complex novel about families, violence, regret, and shattered faith.

In the fall of 1978, on a 640-acre...


On the Wing: To the Edge of the Earth with the Peregrine Falcon

by Alan Tennant

In this extraordinary journey, Alan Tennant recounts his attempt to track the transcontinental migration of the majestic peregrine falcon — an investigation no one before him had ever taken to such lengths....


Prodigal Summer

by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives...


The Snow Child: A Novel

by Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from...


Surfacing

by Margaret Atwood

Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Setting out with her lover...


The Dog Stars

by Peter Heller

“Leave it to Peter Heller to imagine a postapocalyptic world that contains as much loveliness as it does devastation. His hero, Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna (his dog as copilot) around what was once Colorado,...


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