New Writers Of The Purple Sage

Paperback | September 1, 1992

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“Absolutely spellbinding . . . A book to be savored, to be read slowly, with care and for pleasure.”—The Denver Post
 
In recent years, a vital and valuable regional literature has emerged from America’s interior West: work that reflects the region, its people, and their concerns, yet transcends this rugged country at large. This collection includes fiction and nonfiction from this impressive group.
 
Works by: Rudolfo A. Anaya, Charles Bowden, Ron Carlson, Denise Chavez, Ivan Doig, Gretel Ehrlich, Joanne Greenberg, Linda Hogan, Pam Houston, Barbara Kingsolver, William Kittredge, David Long, Robert Mayer, Russell Martin, Thomas McGuane, Deidre McNamer, N. Scott Momaday, Gary Paul Nabhan, David Quammen, Lisa Sandlin, James Welch, Terry Tempest Williams.

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In recent years, America's interior West has produced an important group of writers whose work has reflected the region, its people, and their concerns. This collection includes works from some of the best writers of the "sagebrush school" of American literature--William Kittredge, N. Scott Momaday, Charles Bowden, Linda Hogan, and oth...

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“Absolutely spellbinding . . . A book to be savored, to be read slowly, with care and for pleasure.”—The Denver Post   In recent years, a vital and valuable regional literature has emerged from America’s interior West: work that reflects the region, its people, and their concerns, yet transcends this rugged country at large. This colle...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.04 × 5.13 × 0.87 inPublished:September 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Table of Contents

Introduction

William Kittredge
"Home"
Gretel Ehrlich
"Madeleine's Day" and "McKay" From DRINKING DRY CLOUDS
Deirdre McNamer
From RIMA IN THE WEEDS
Rudolfo A. Anaya
Iliana of the Pleasure Dreams
N. Scott Momaday
"Remote as the stars are his sentiments just now" From THE ANCIENT CHILD
James Welch
From THE INDIAN LAWYER
Pam Houston
"How to Talk to a Hunter"
Charles Bowden
From DESIERTO
Ivan Doig
From RIDE WITH ME, MARIAH MONTANA
Thomas McGuane
From KEEP THE CHANGE
Lisa Sandlin
"Invisible Powers"
Barbara Kingsolver
"Why I Am a Danger to the Public"
Linda Hogan
From MEAN SPIRIT
Robert Mayer
"The Dreams of Ada"
Gary Paul Nabhan
"Harvest Time" from ENDURING SEEDS
Denise Chavez
"The Last of the Menu Girls"
Tim Sandlin
From SKIPPED PARTS
Ron Carlson
"The H Street Sledding Record"
Joanne Greenberg
"Offering Up"
Russell Martin
From BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS
Terry Tempest Williams
"Whimbrels" from REFUGE
David Quammen
"Strawberries under Ice"
David Long
"The New World"

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In recent years, America's interior West has produced an important group of writers whose work has reflected the region, its people, and their concerns. This collection includes works from some of the best writers of the "sagebrush school" of American literature--William Kittredge, N. Scott Momaday, Charles Bowden, Linda Hogan, and others