Book Reviews

literature, books
Cordelia Pryor
Published out of northwest Montana, the Whitefish Review  Read more >>
Round Trip Book Review
Thomas Elpel
What if you were pursued through the mountains by killers and tracked by dogs? Could you outrun them? Could you outwit them? Could you turn and defeat them? Many a young man has had the flight of fancy of an extreme survival adventure. Read more >>
the editors
Titles for a distracting season.  Read more >>
Toward a Natural Forest, Custer Gallatin National Forest
Tucker, David
Over time, people change, and after reading Toward a Natural Forest (Oregon State University Press, $20), it’s clear governme Read more >>
Yellowstone, Montana, National Parks
Morgan Solomon
Delve deep into Yellowstone’s wild with David Peterson’s stunning photo book, Yellowstone: Near, Far & Wild (Farcountry Press, $20). Read more >>
Wild Montana, Donald M. Jones, Wildlife, animals, photography
Cordelia Pryor
Often, the highlights of a trip to Yellowstone or a weekend spent in the wilderness are encounters with the four-legged or winged compatriots we see along the way. Read more >>
Leaves on Frozen Ground, Dave Carty, Northern Wisconsin, Novel
Mike England
Although set in northern Wisconsin, on the edge of the vast Northwoods, Leaves on Frozen Ground Read more >>
Last Woman in the Forest, mystery novel, Diane Les Becquets
Melissa Doar
Inspired by the unsolved Connecticut River Valley murders that took place along the corridor of the Vermont and New Hampshire border in the 1980s, Read more >>
Laboratory Yellowstone, book, science, geology, microbiology
Cordelia Pryor
Although Yellowstone is famous for massive geological features and charismatic megafauna, there are actually more spectacular natural wonders than meet the eye—in fact, you’ll need a microscope. Read more >>
Beartooth Publishing, Biking, Singletrack
David Tucker
Montana mountain bikers have long craved an updated guide to area rides. Read more >>
edible plants, survival, nature
Mike England
Every year, I vow to learn more about native foliage, from shrub and tree ID to wildflower names to edible plants. Read more >>
backpacking, book, guide
Cordelia Pryor
Get the skinny on great foot-trips in the rockies.  Read more >>
Sheriff Longmire, Longmire Series, The Western Start
the interns
Books to get you through the season.  Read more >>
Drew Hulse
Wind down with a good book. Read more >>
Blown Away Under the Big Sky
Mike England
The “Big Sky PI” is back in John Holt’s second installment of his Ed Bouchee murder-mystery series. Read more >>
Birds of Montana field guide
Mike England
Bird books are like opinions and posterior apertures—everyone, it seems, has one. And sifting through the gaggle of options can be a tedious, untidy process, after which you may want to abandon bird-watching altogether. Read more >>
Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places
David Tucker
The mark of a great short-story collection is that each stands on its own, while at the same time contributing a necessary element to the overall volume. In Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places (University of Nebraska Press, $19), Bruce L. Read more >>
Birds of Montana, Montana Audubon, Montana Birding
Lea Brayton
If you find yourself searching for a comprehensive guide to local birds, there’s no doubt Birds of Montana Read more >>
Mountain States Foraging, Montana Flora
Lea Brayton
Briana Wile’s Mountain States Foraging (Timber Press, $30) is the only guide I’d want in my pack on a back Read more >>
Reflections from Yellowstone and Beyond, Yellowstone National Park
David Tucker
If you spend 43 years in any one place, you’re going to know it pretty well. And that’s how long Orville Bach has been a seasonal ranger in Yellowstone National Park. Read more >>
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