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Yellowstone Has Teeth
Yellowstone Has Teeth, a memoir of living year-round in the world’s first national park. In the 1980s, Marjane Ambler and her husband lived year-round inside Yellowstone National Park. The beauty was magnificent, but Ambler discovered that Yellowstone “had teeth.” The book chronicles the stories of her small community of park employees and spouses and how they responded to living in such an unforgiving place.
Kimberly S. Brown
Patricia A. Campbell
Deadwood In My Blood
After locating family photographs in an old barn, Boone May’s historian provides a detailed family history narrative on one of the most mysterious lawmen in early Deadwood history: U.S. Deputy Marshal May was undoubtedly the most active shotgun messenger employed by the Black Hill’s Stage and Express Company. His life and legend are explored using previously undisclosed family documents and reminiscences as well as other primary sources. He was a Deadwood trailblazer and the protector of Wyoming’s famous Robbers’ Roost Station.
Lynn G. Carlson, Editor
Watch My Rising: A Recovery Anthology
“You have seen my descent. / Now watch my rising.” – Rumi
And rise we have, as chronicled in these 37 stories and poems, each celebrating recovery from addiction. Proceeds from the sale of this anthology benefit programs and services offered by Recover Wyoming.
In Russian Wonderland: An American’s Odyssey in Soviet Russia
Describes in some detail the author’s trip through the Soviet Union in 1972 as a Russian-speaking guide on a U.S. Government cultural exchange exhibit to the USSR.
Along the Sylvan Trail
In Sylvan Grove, Iowa, you can eat at Sally’s Sylvan Diner, shop at a family business in the square, read your news in the Sylvan Grove Gossiper, spend the night at the Sylvan Inn, and live out your final days at the Sylvan Valley Care Center. Or you can hike the Sylvan Ridge and look out on prairie and farmland to find your way out of town along the Sylvan Trail. From there, you might land a job at a toll booth along a Kansas Highway and be asked to do some mighty unusual things. You might leave for a legislative job until your politician loses re-election and you drift back to your childhood home on the high plains. You might find yourself in the Nebraska Panhandle, trying to convince western ranchers to open their property to hikers and cell-phone photographers. But if you are budding plant scientist Amber Jensen, Sylvan Grove is your touchstone, the place to heal a broken heart and start a new life restoring an historic bar in the foothills of Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains.
The Deadly Art of Love and Murder
Alaskan fine arts dealer, Caribou King, has closed up shop for the season and is looking forward to a peaceful winter, capped off by the birth of her sister’s first child. When she discovers the body of Mrs. Nash, an elderly woman, in the old Tilamu house, Cara can’t help poking her nose into the investigation. Unraveling the mystery of the old woman’s death takes Cara and the town’s one-man police force, Dan Simmons, on a perilous journey through decades-old hatreds, bitterness and greed. With the Alaskan winter closing in, Cara finds herself caught between two men who say they love her and one who wants her dead.
Keri De Deo
Nothing but a Song
Rebecca Kendall has a life any nineteen-year-old would envy: musical talent, love, romance, and a promising future. When a tragic accident erases her past, present, and future, Rebecca’s life turns into turmoil and irreconcilable loss. Becca faces her new life alone, angry, depressed, and DEAF. Becca wants nothing but a song, but will her dream survive such insurmountable odds? Will she ever take another chance at love? Only a mysterious stranger can answer those questions.
A Death at Tollgate Creek
A Death at Tollgate Creek sings not only of the beauty of the prairie’s vast open spaces, its forever skies, its tawny sea of grasses, its graceful critters, but also of the struggles of man and animal to survive in its harsh and unforgiving environment. The poems tell of the fate of the Cheyenne, the buffalo herds, and the early settlers.
Steve Gardiner, Co-author
Highpointing for Tibet
John Jancik wanted The 50 for Tibet project to spend a year climbing state highpoints to raise money for The Rowell Fund for Tibet. That was eleven years ago. The project extended to international highpoints, raised significant money, and increased awareness of human rights violations in Chinese-occupied Tibet. The 50 for Tibet group experienced planning and dreaming, hope and joy, fear and sadness. Highpointing for Tibet: A Journey Supporting The Rowell Fund takes the reader across the United States and beyond the borders to Ecuador, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Spain, and more as Team highPoint chases adventure in support of The Rowell Fund for Tibet.
IN SEARCH OF KINSHIP: Modern Pioneering on the Western Landscape
In the tradition of Terry Tempest Williams, Gretel Ehrlich, and Linda Hasselstrom, this universal story of the modern search for roots and traditions offers a deep initiation into the process of connection to place and the resilience that rootedness offers. As she and her family face heartbreak and ultimately prevail, Lambert finds balance in the one unbending link to the future: the land itself. Emotionally powerful, lucid and insightful, In Search of Kinship is a moving portrait of our ultimate kinship with the land.
A Dose of Danger: Book 1 in the Risky Research Series.
When researcher Grace Talbot’s team discovers a possible solution for weight loss they’re targeted by a group dedicated to controlling the diet product industry worth billions. With her colleagues either dead, missing, or on the run she must trust the local deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?
John D. Nesbitt
Wilf Kasmire is surprised to hear from his ex-girlfriend, Dawn Jenkins, and he is hesitant when she asks if she can stay with him “for a while.” Her stay with Wilf is cut short when she disappears without a note, and Wilf finds himself following a trail of drug dealers and sexual opportunists who resort to desperate measures in order to cover their tracks.
Betty Jean Pearson
A Priceless Gift
A Priceless Gift features Steven Harlan, a puppy raiser, who shares his experiences with Carmine, a yellow lab. A puppy raiser spends 24 hours a day 7 days a week with a puppy and up to 22 months to complete a puppy’s basic training. After training, then the puppy gets specialized training before getting matched with an individual with a disability. As a service dog, Carmine helped bring independence to me, which is truly a Priceless Gift.
Carmine Moves On
Carmine Moves On (a sequel to A Priceless Gift) is about leaving training with Steven Harlan, her training at Kansas Specialty Dog Service (KSDS), and our training classes together to become certified as a KSDS Assistance Dog Team.
Frederick H. Savage
Black Indian – Red Heart (White Justice)
Black Indian – Red Heart (White Justice) is a story set in the Civil War era that takes the issues of slavery and injustice head on. The main character, Colton Sage, is the son of a runaway slave and an Indian woman. He is born free into a world of unending prejudice and bias. He grows up to become one of the most notorious Indian outlaws in the land, the infamous “Black Bat from Hell.” This is a no holds barred account of the events that led up to the Indian war of 1862 and the largest mass execution in US history.
On the Other Side of Brokeback Mountain
This book includes a novella, which records the most memorable and exciting events in the life of a northern Wyoming cowboy, and several short stories about life on a ranch. These stories combine recollections of some actual events in the author’s youth embellished with fictional material to present a realistic view of ranch life.
The Swan of Tuonela
This book is essentially an autobiography of a man, a part-time miner, who was born and lived most of his life in the desert of eastern California. It chronicles the most exciting events in this man’s life. Some chapters are based on actual events, whereas others have been invented.
Abbie Johnson Taylor
My Ideal Partner
My Ideal Partner is a memoir about how I met, married, and cared for my late husband for six years after he suffered two strokes that paralyzed his left side.
In 1933 Wyoming, Em Olson struggles to operate her beloved family hotel after her father’s abandonment and her mother’s death. A new lodger, a handsome geologist searching for gold, brightens her lonely life. He makes discoveries of murder and swindles embroiling the family hotel and her father’s gold mine. Stressed to the breaking point, she must examine her past to find her father’s killer and decide her future while the man she has grown to love prepares to depart on his next assignment.
Laurie Marr Wasmund
To Love Kindness
1918 At a time when it takes courage to love, hope, or have faith, three young Irish-American dare to believe in themselves and in America. As a Red Cross relief worker, Kathleen O’Doherty offers hope to the wounded and comfort to the dying. Kathleen’s cousin, Corporal Sean Sullivan of the American Expeditionary Force, proves his valor during fierce fighting in the trenches near Verdun. In Colorado, Sean’s sister, Maggie, finds herself shunned by neighbors and friends because of her husband’s opposition to the war. Meticulously researched, this second book in the White Winter Trilogy explores how hope is shattered and rekindled, hearts are broken and mended, and faith is lost and found in a world in which nothing is certain.
At the turn of a new century, changes unimagined are about to unfold. When white traders approach the Piikáni for the first time, no one can reckon the price that will be paid.