By Mary Torjussen 3 min read
Mary Torjussen, acclaimed author of Gone Without a Trace, speaks to how fiction can make us feel connected to people and places through reading.
By Jennie Yabroff 5 min read
When you think about yourself, do you picture an avocado? Probably not. But, as Gish Jen writes in her new book The Girl at the Baggage Claim, if you live in the west your self-conception is likely a
By Tobias Carroll 6 min read
Josh Barkin's novel Mexico is just one of many books on the US-Mexico border that capture both the physical and psychological split.
By Matt Staggs 9 min read
Can the contours of the land mold the way we see ourselves and the world around us? Of course, and these geography books offer a fascinating glimpse at how.
By Shawn Vestal 3 min read
Shawn Vestal, author of Daredevils, shares his five favorite novels set in the American West, from Blood Meridian to Lonesome Dove.