Indian Creek Chronicles

A Winter Alone in the Wilderness

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312422721

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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The author relates his experiences when he took a job with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to watch millions of salmon eggs one winter in an isolated area of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Names of the Stars

A Life in the Wilds

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250101697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6417

Winner of Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book Award At twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world. Thirteen years later, he published his beloved memoir of that winter, Indian Creek Chronicles —Into the Wild with a twist. Twenty five years later, he was asked to return to the wilderness to babysit more fish eggs. But no longer a footloose twenty year old, at forty-five, he was the father of two young sons. He left again, alone, straight into the heart of Montana’s Bob Marshall wilderness, walking a daily ten mile loop to his fish eggs through deer and elk and the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. The Names of the Stars is not only a story of wilderness and bears but also a trek through a life lived at its edges, showing how an impulsive kid transformed into a father without losing his love for the wilds. From loon calls echoing across Northwood lakes to the grim realities of life guarding in the Nevada desert, through the isolation of Indian Creek and years spent running the Snake and Rio Grande as a river ranger, Pete seeks out the source of this passion for wildness, as well as explores fatherhood and mortality and all the costs and risks and rewards of life lived on its own terms.

Night Swimming

Stories

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312263638

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2432

A collection of inspired and moving tales from a widely praised writer offers character-driven portraits of people trying to find hope and peace in the midst of their daily difficulties. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

How All This Started

A Novel

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312276973

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 5524

Abilene and Austin, a brother and sister feeling stultified by the small-town Texan life imposed on them by their parents, dream of escape, with Abilene becoming desperately and dangerously obsessed with helping her brother become a Major League pitcher. A first novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Last Season

Author: Eric Blehm

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061869996

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 7758

Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada—mountains as perilous as they are beautiful. Eric Blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.

As Cool As I Am

A Novel

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1429974141

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3122

As a teenager pretty much left to raise herself, Lucy Diamond is a narrator with a radiant yet guarded heart. As she races at breakneck pace toward womanhood, everything is at stake for her, producing an urgency and dread that she holds at bay with humor and grace. But while Lucy charges ahead, her mother's youth is fading. Simultaneously embracing and resisting their similarities, Fromm reveals both women's emotional vulnerabilities and their deep mutual need. Conveyed through dialogue that is both laugh-aloud-funny and true, Lucy stands out in contemporary literature for her large heart and inimitable grit.

The Consolations of the Forest

Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga

Author: Sylvain Tesson

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847841405

Category: Nature

Page: 244

View: 5153

A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia’s Lake Baikal, a full day’s hike from any "neighbor," with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination. Rich with observation, introspection, and the good humor necessary to laugh at his own folly, Tesson’s memoir is about the ultimate freedom of owning your own time. Only in the hands of a gifted storyteller can an experiment in isolation become an exceptional adventure accessible to all. By recording his impressions in the face of silence, his struggles in a hostile environment, his hopes, doubts, and moments of pure joy in communion with nature, Tesson makes a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary experience relatable. The awe and joy are contagious, and one comes away with the comforting knowledge that "as long as there is a cabin deep in the woods, nothing is completely lost."

King of the Mountain

Sporting Stories

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811709378

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 3850

Eighteen stories deal with people's relationship to nature, including a first-time hunter, a hunting accident, a fisherman and his deaf brother, and a college boy's difficult relationship with his alcoholic father

Arctic Homestead

The True Story of One Family's Survival and Courage in the Alaskan Wilds

Author: Norma Cobb,Charles W. Sasser

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312283797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5299

A chronicle of a family's efforts to build a home near the Arctic Circle in Alaska depicts their moving discovery of love and courage in a land of modern-day outlaws, feuds, grizzly bears and unbelievably harsh winters. Reprint.

Cache Lake Country: Or, Life in the North Woods

Author: John J. Rowlands

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581574924

Category: Nature

Page: 276

View: 5902

The classic chronicle of life and self-reliance in the great Northern Forest, reissued for its many fans “Cache Lake Country is a gem for many reasons—a simple narrative, the ways in which it conveys the work-a-day joys and exertions of life in the wilderness, the woodscraft techniques it illustrates, and the slow and pleasurable way in which the soul of a serene man is revealed.” —The New York Times Over half a century ago, John Rowlands set out by canoe into the wilds of Canada to survey land for a timber company. After paddling alone for several days, he came upon "the lake of my boyhood dreams," which he named Cache Lake because there was stored the best that the north had to offer?timber for a cabin; fish, game, and berries to live on; and the peace and contentment he felt he could not live without. This is his story, containing both folklore and philosophy, with wisdom about the woods and the demand therein for inventiveness. It includes directions for making moccasins, stoves, shelters, outdoor ovens, canoes, and hundreds of other ingenious and useful gadgets.

Snowbound

Author: Ladd Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 9099

Three young New York men, their guide, and a camp cook venture into the Bitterroot mountains in search of adventure, but when they are caught in a snowstorm, they must choose between attending the needs of a dying companion or abandoning him in an effort to save themselves.

Rain in the Mountains

Notes from the Himalayas

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184754469

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 2446

Rain in the Mountains brings together some of Ruskin Bond’s most beautiful works from his years spent in the foothills of the Himalayas in the town of Mussoorie. Through vivid images and lucid writing, Bond evokes the everyday sights and sounds, and captures the essence of mountain life. The musings on his natural habitat, in both prose and poetry, offer a view of that simple and affable world. Some of his writings featured in the book are ‘Once Upon a Mountain Time’, ‘Sounds I Like to Hear’, ‘How Far Is the River’ and ‘After the Monsoon’. Rain in the Mountains will transport the reader into the quiet world of the mountains, lit with an eternal charm.

The Stars, the Snow, the Fire

Twenty-Five Years in the Alaska Wilderness

Author: John Meade Haines

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555973063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

View: 2169

In this wilderness classic, the quintessential Alaskan frontiersman relates his experiences from over twenty years as a hoemsteader. As New York Newsday has said of his work, If Alaska had not existed, Haines might well have invented it.''

Winter

Notes from Montana

Author: Rick Bass

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395611500

Category: Nature

Page: 162

View: 4653

This book is a classic celebration of winter in a remote Montana valley.

A Place on the Water

An Angler's Reflections on Home

Author: Jerry Dennis

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1940941121

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

View: 5702

More than a collection of fishing stories, A Place on the Water is a passionate and eloquent exploration of subjects with broad appeal: love of land and water, informed and unsentimental appreciation of nature, and outrage at changes that threaten to obliterate places we can no longer afford to take for granted. Jerry Dennis’s sparkling prose and Glenn Wolff’s captivating illustrations transport us to a world we recognize from childhood: a place of limitless range and possibility, shimmering with life, where the very next cast will be the one that hooks something enormous and wonderful. PRAISE: “A Place on the Water is a collection of lyrical, haunting essays, set in northern Michigan. Many are about fishing, but that does not necessarily mean they are to be enjoyed strictly by anglers. Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted River was about fishing, too, but can be read for pleasure if you have never wet a line…Dennis covers a lot of ground, then; but there is throughout the book a kind of constant tone, as sharp and precise as the scent of cedar. And it stays with the reader long after he has put down the book.” —Geoffrey Norman, author of American Way “Eloquent essays about the author’s adventures exploring his love of land, water and nature in his beloved Michigan…Enjoyable reading with beautiful, evocative illustrations.” —Sports Afield "Jerry Dennis is one of a handful of superb writer who love angling deeply and write memoirs full of warmth, eloquence, and wit. A Place on the Water is a book of many robust—and fragile—miracles." —Nick Lyons, author of Spring Creek

Fire Season

Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Author: Philip Connors

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062078909

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 5781

“Fire Season both evokes and honors the great hermit celebrants of nature, from Dillard to Kerouac to Thoreau—and I loved it.” —J.R. Moehringer, author of The Tender Bar “[Connors’s] adventures in radical solitude make for profoundly absorbing, restorative reading.” —Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air Phillip Connors is a major new voice in American nonfiction, and his remarkable debut, Fire Season, is destined to become a modern classic. An absorbing chronicle of the days and nights of one of the last fire lookouts in the American West, Fire Season is a marvel of a book, as rugged and soulful as Matthew Crawford’s bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft, and it immediately places Connors in the august company of Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, Aldo Leopold, Barry Lopez, and others in the respected fraternity of hard-boiled nature writers.

If Not for This

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597095389

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3756

Recounts Dalton and Maddy's relationship, told from Maddy's perspective, as they meet, marry, and live their lives struggling with job loss, difficulties getting pregnant, and a devastating diagnosis.

The Book of Yaak

Author: Rick Bass

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547349350

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 1331

The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, wolverine, lynx, marten, fisher, elk, and even a handful of humans. It is a land of magic, but its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. The Yaak does have one trick up its sleeve, though: a writer to give it voice. In Winter Rick Bass portrayed the wonder of living in the valley. In The Book of Yaak he captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, we too are lost. Rick Bass has never been a writer to hold back, but The Book of Yaak is his most passionate book yet, a dramatic narrative of a man fighting to defend the place he loves.

Dry Rain

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558217355

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1267

A memorable collection of stories about family, love, fealty, commitment, and heroism, all set against the backdrop of the everyday people of the American West, ""Dry Rain" is a work of art" ("Men's Journal").