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The Larch & The Dog Stars
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Life-Changng List from Real Simple
Out of Print with Meryl Streep
Literary Nature: Blog of the Year


Westwater Canyon 
Colorado River Trip 

This year's trip honors writer and musician Joy Harjo, and her new memoir Crazy Brave.

Sept. 10-13, 2013
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Author of the new memoir CRAZY BRAVE, poet and musician Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/ Creek) has published seven books of poetry including How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems; The Woman Who Fell From the Sky; and   She Had Some Horses (W.W. Norton).
Westwater Canyon, Colorado River, Lambert

Joy has received the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, 1998 Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.
A renowned musician, Harjo has released four award-winning CD's of original music. In 2009, she won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year for Winding Through the Milky Way.

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Peru's Machu Picchu?  Ireland's literary landscape?  Alaska's Iditarod? (No, I'm not kidding - it's on my bucket list) Basking with the turtles in Hawaii?  Basking with a good book in your own backyard?  Delving into your work-in-progress in my backyard?
Big Island turtle during Page's January retreat

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Orion, Rick Bass, The Larch, Lambert We should all love a place as deeply as nature writer Rick Bass loves the Yaak Valley - sink to our knees awed by the splendor, find ourselves seduced as Bass tells us he was in his award-winning essay "The Larch: A Love Story" (published in Orion Magazine and winner of a 2013  John Burroughs Award). I have never written as eloquently about the places I love as Bass, but I understand that loving takes root in knowing.  Yesterday I was on my knees in the mountain meadow my horse calls home, gathering samples of different grasses.  I brought them home and spread them on the deck and with hummingbirds zinging overhead (scolding the sapsucker who was stealing their nectar), I carefully opened my Bear Lodge Mountains plant field guide.  Pressed between the pages were leaves and blossoms and stalks from plants that lived with my children in those same mountains - wild geraniums, cinquefoils, coneflowers, mountain brome, thimbleberries, bur oaks.  I love those furrowed bur oaks like Bass loves his larch, yet there are no bur oaks or thimbleberries here in the Colorado foothills. But finding a coneflower in full bloom tugs the heartstring that links me to both landscapes.


The Dog Stars by Peter Heller While Bass writes of what is not yet lost in order to save it, in The Dog Stars, a breathtaking end-of-the-world novel, Peter Heller writes of the yearning we have for what has already been lost.  


"If I ever woke up crying in the middle of a dream, and I'm not saying I did, it's because the trout are gone every one. Brookies, rainbows, browns, cutthroats, cutbows, every one."   


The Dog Stars was a New York Times best-seller and rated one of the Best Books of 2012 by NPR, The Atlantic Monthly, Publishers Weekly, Hudson Books, and others. Why? Powerful and original writing, of course, and a main character, Hig, whose intense sorrow for all that has been lost stirs our own deep hungers. But what shakes us to the core is Hig's deeply rooted need to love again - to find and nurture what still lives - his dog Jasper, a grove of cottonwoods, a thicket of willows.   


John Burroughs, American Naturalist and Essayist This is what I ask of myself today: to stand quietly in a place I love, like John Burroughs' nature essays stand as a quiet testament to the places he loved, like my father taught me to wade with clear and quiet intention the river channels we both loved, like my horse grazes the mountain brome with a stillness that even Herman Hesse's Siddhartha would envy.  For today, this will be enough.    



FEATUThe Bloomsbury Review Lambert & PritchettRED GOOD NEWS 
The Bloomsbury Review's latest issue has landed and is coming soon to bookstores, coffee shops, and libraries near you!  Treasured subscribers, watch your mailboxes!
  I haven't read the issue yet, but what fun to be featured "in conversation" with Laura Pritchett, and to find ourselves on the cover of the issue! The Bloomsbury Review on Facebook.
Real Simple Life-Changing books Alice in WonderlandFEATURED LIFE-CHANGING LIST 

Real Simple magazine asked renowned authors from every genre in the bookstore to name the title that moved them most. Here are the works they passionately recommended-from classic to obscure, wisecracking to wistful-and the discoveries that they found inside.  Read more


Out of Print directed by Vivienne Roumani

Narrated by Meryl Streep

It's hard to keep up with the changes in publishing these days, but this movie, directed by

Vivienne Roumani, will draw you into "the topsy-turvy world of words, illuminating the turbulent and exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Jeff Bezos, Ray Bradbury, Scott Turow, Jeffrey Toobin, parents, students, educators, scientists - all highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word - and changing us."  Watch trailer



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