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Ranching and a West That Works

by Laura Pritchett


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Edited by Laura Pritchett, Richard L. Knight, and Jeff Lee

Introduction by Teresa Jordan

In this collection of 22 essays, the editors have brought together some of the best–and most insightful–writing on ranching in the West. These writers explore the changing landscape of the West, and how, in an age of huge, corporate-owned ranches, the small rancher can survive. This book brings together the best writers in the West today—-including poets, ranchers, and conservationists—-in a one-of-a-kind, unique look at the West.

Writings by:

Aaron Abeyta
Julene Bair
Bob Budd
Joan Chevalier
James Galvin
Drum Hadley
Linda Hussa
Page Lambert
Wallace McRae
Sharon Salisbury O’Toole
Diane Josephy Peavey
Nathan F. Sayre
Mark Spragg
Kim Stafford
Paul F. Starrs
Courtney White
Paul Zarzyski

If you care about the West, you must care about the lands of the West—lands that are disappearing rapidly, along with the people and cultures that go along with them.

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Bower House









6 x 9

Publication Date

May 2018


Ranching and a West That Works

The Author

Laura Pritchett

Laura Pritchett

Laura Pritchett's newest book, Making Friends with Death: A Guide to Your Impending Last Breath, has just been released by VIVA Editions, 2017 -- more at www.makingfriendswithdeath.com. She's also the author of five literary novels: The Blue Hour (Counterpoint, 2017), Red Lightning (Counterpoint, 2015), Stars Go Blue (Counterpoint, 2014), Sky Bridge (Milkweed Editions, 2009), and Hell's Bottom, Colorado (Milkweed Editions, 2001) - more at www.laurapritchett.com. Awards for these novels include the PEN USA Award, the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, the WILLA Award, the High Plains Book Award for Fiction, the Colorado Book Award, and others. She is also the author/editor of four books of nonfiction: Great Colorado Bear Stories, Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. Pritchett has also published over 200 essays and short stories in numerous magazines, including The New York Times Modern Love, The Sun, O (Oprah’s) Magazine, Orion, High Country News, Writers on the Range, Salon, The Normal School, High Desert Journal, OnEarth, Natural Resources Journal, 5280 (Denver's Magazine), The Pinch, and others. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart on several occasions. She is the recipient of several residencies, including Ucross (Wyoming), Earthskin (New Zealand), and Playa (Oregon), and has been recognized by several organizations for environmental stewardship. She holds a PhD from Purdue University. When not writing or teaching, she can generally be found outside in Colorado’s mountains.