Jackson Hole

Fiction

The Meadow, James Galvin, 1992
A poet and novelist, Galvin blends fact and fiction in this beautifully written novel that sketches ranch life along the Wyoming-Colorado border.

Close Range: Wyoming Stories, Annie Proulx, 2000
The Pulitzer Prize winning author’s tales of life in the west, its beauty and harshness captured by a writer who loves its uniqueness.

Nonfiction

The Solace of Open Spaces, Gretel Ehrlich, 1986
A celebration of the characters and landscapes of Wyoming by a writer who has been compared to Annie Dillard and Thoreau.

Letters of a Woman Homesteader, Elinor Pruitt Stewart
A moving portrait of the harsh pioneer life in the wild Wyoming countryside around the turn of the last century, as told in letters.

Red Desert, History of a Place, Annie Proulx (editor), 2008
Proulx has edited a collection of essays on the geology and history of Wyoming’s little-known Red Desert.

Riding the White Horse Home, Teresa Jordan, 1994
A wonderful memoir written by a woman whose family ran a Wyoming ranch for four generations.

The Fighting Cheyennes, George Bird Grinnell, 1983
A historic account of the battles fought by the Cheyenne Indians written by a historian and naturalist devoted to telling of the plight of the American Indian.

For Children

Crow and Weasel, Barry Lopez, 1998
This children’s tale that is as riveting for adults was written by naturalist Barry Lopez and illustrated by Tom Pohrt.

Beyond…

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