By AARON PARRETT — Joe Moreland had an upbringing a lot of people who didn’t know better might consider a “tough” childhood. Most of his childhood was spent following his parents around from one shack to the next in Oregon’s Coast Range — and you can’t help but imagine the Joad family in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
Milania Marsenich has a rich way of describing the beautiful Mission Mountains, trumpeter swans, and other wild creatures of that land.
Delia Owens of North Idaho wrote her first novel in her 60s.“It was liike starting a second career on the 99-yard line.”
Ken Robison skillfully chronicles the investment of men and women that Montana made in the so-called “War to end all wars.”
Montana Women, From the Ground Up shows ranching is not an easy life, but it’s one these Montana women love with a passion that has kept them going even in the toughest times.
If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your grandchildren, I think I may have found it for you. It’s called Montana for Kids: The Story of Our State, written and illustrated by Allen Morris Jones.
Like mysteries and interested in ethical problems posed by billionaires wanting to control public university research? Read Betty Jean Craige’s Aldo.
Dragon Teeth has Michael’s voice, his love of history, research, and science, all dynamically woven into an epic tale.
Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank is a collection of essays by award-winning columnist Leslie Handler, in which she shares her life story. “I was born, and now I’m old. The end….There’s been a whole lot of stuff in between.” That stuff in between makes up this wonderful collection of essays as Handler reaches out to, and connects with, her readers.
Shaking Out the Dead is a love story, but a love story not limited to the vagaries of romance and heartbreak. There’s plenty of both here, but this is a Love story with a capital L.