A Million Acres: Montana Writers Reflect on Land and Open Space (Hardcover)

A Million Acres: Montana Writers Reflect on Land and Open Space By Keir Graff (Editor), Alexis Bonogofsky (Photographer), Keir Graff (Introduction by) Cover Image

A Million Acres: Montana Writers Reflect on Land and Open Space (Hardcover)

By Keir Graff (Editor), Alexis Bonogofsky (Photographer), Keir Graff (Introduction by)

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Montana's stunning landscape shapes all who live here and all who visit.

In twenty powerful pieces of writing--essays, memoirs, short stories--the state's finest contemporary writers explore the plains, rivers, and mountains of Big Sky Country. They show us how natural beauty and hardship are two sides of the same coin, and how sometimes the only way to cure heartache is to visit the great outdoors.

From a hardscrabble upbringing to the pain of losing the family land, from death on a river to the awe of landing a big fish, from backcountry encounters with grizzly bears to an out-of-stater's happiness at making Montana her home, A Million Acres offers a wonderfully diverse range of experiences and perspectives. Framing these words are twenty-eight breathtaking photographs that render these open spaces in gorgeous color.

Come to Montana: in words, in pictures, in person. And see what makes the Last Best Place worth saving.


Contributors are:

Rick Bass

Maile Meloy

Carrie La Seur

Joe Wilkins

Jim Robbins

Gwen Florio

Jamie Harrison

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain

Janet Skeslien Charles

Maxim Loskutoff

Christine Carbo

James Grady

Alexis Bonogofsky

Russell Rowland

Caroline Patterson

Keir Graff

Eric Heidle

LeDoux Hansen

Antonia Malchik

Allen Morris Jones

Keir Graff is the author of six novels for adults, three novels for middle-graders, and short stories published in periodicals ranging from the Missoula Independent to the Chicago Reader. He is also the co-editor, with James Grady, of the anthology Montana Noir. Born and raised in Missoula, Graff now lives in Chicago, where he has worked in publishing for two decades. He returns to Montana every chance he gets. Alexis Bonogofsky is a fourth-generation Montanan, goat and sheep rancher, and freelance writer and photographer who lives and works along the Yellowstone River in southeastern Montana where she grew up. Her writing and photography can be found on her website East of Billings and in various news outlets and magazines including Mountain Journal, Montana Quarterly, Farm 406, and High Desert Journal. Since its establishment in 1978, TheMontana Land Reliance has partnered with Montana's landowners to permanently protect more than one million acres of agricultural land, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space in the state. This book is a celebration of that achievement.
Product Details ISBN: 9781606391211
ISBN-10: 1606391216
Publisher: Riverbend
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 160
Language: English