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April 17, 2020

People around the world are asked—or ordered—to stay home. But where is home? Where you are now? Where you’re told to go? Where you feel safety? THP author Stephen Trimble considers all of this and his own place of privilege amid Utah’s redrock country....

April 15, 2020

In his forthcoming book, Behind the Bears Ears: Exploring the Cultural and Natural Histories of a Sacred Landscape, writer and archaeologist R. E. Burrillo traverses a sweeping landscape in the American Southwest. Today, travel curtailed by stay-at-home directives to s...

April 13, 2020

Susan Imhoff Bird travels from her home in Salt Lake City through Yellowstone and Montana, exploring passions and controversies surrounding wolves in the West in her book Howl: Of Woman and Wolf. As she immerses herself in the landscape and complexities of wo...

April 10, 2020

Sheltered in Place

In today’s installment of That Thing With Feathers, C. Joseph Greaves (Chuck Greaves) writes from southwestern Colorado, a beautiful and remote part of the country and the setting of his latest novel, Church of the Graveyard Saints. He reminds us that...

April 8, 2020

Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany without Bikes during a Plague

In March of 2014, Torrey House published a collection of essays, correspondence, and unforgettable repartee by Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth in Wild Rides & Wildflowers: Philosophy and Bota...

April 6, 2020

From Spanish Flu to Canyonlands National Park

In each installment of the National Park Mystery Series, author Scott Graham transports readers to a breathtaking national park. In this week’s That Thing With Feathers, Scott introduces us to his grandmother Hettie, who at...

Sheltering in Place with the Quammens, a Python, and Prince

After solitary months spent writing American Zion, Betsy Gaines Quammen was looking forward to hitting the road to visit indie bookstores across the country. Coronavirus, of course, meant re-envisioni...

April 1, 2020

Take a walk down an old dirt road along a springtime borrow ditch with Flagstaff author Mary Sojourner in today’s installment of That Thing With Feathers. Mobilized to fight this pandemic by staying home, she takes us out her backdoor in Flagstaff, Arizona, and into a...

March 30, 2020

This series, That Thing With Feathers, grew from Facebook posts. Not just any posts--these were from author and professor Karin Anderson, whose novel Before Us Like a Land of Dreams is described, in a starred review from Library Journal, as a "fictionalized journe...

Red rock desert, ravens, plenty of sky, and a shot or two of tequila appear in this week’s installment of That Thing With Feathers: Hope & Literature in a Time of Pandemic, by friends and fellow THP authors Amy Irvine and Craig Childs. They ask, “What world are we maki...

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