The Travails of This Family: A Q & A with Melanie Hobson
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The Travails of This Family: A Q & A with Melanie Hobson

By Ericka Taylor

What I found interesting, in writing this book, was my growing awareness that these damaged people are nevertheless united by a strong sense of duty to one another, and that even within their difficult and often hurtful relationships, there is, at bottom, a real love for one another, something inviolable about family bonds. Continue reading

The Carpentry of Words: Malcolm Brooks and the Road to <em>Painted Horses</em>
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The Carpentry of Words: Malcolm Brooks and the Road to Painted Horses

The thing that tipped me off to it was this rinky-dink little historical society pamphlet from 1962 in which they were trying to get volunteers in Wyoming to go work on some of these water reclamation archeological surveys, and they mention River Basin Surveys in conjunction with Bighorn Canyon. I thought, “Okay, that has to be a real thing.” Continue reading