This little anthology from Elk River Books is called by Pete Fromm “the most important book you’ll buy this year, or maybe any other.” I’ll just say that it’s a collection of essays, fiction, and poetry by a stunning cast of writers. You’ll recognize many of the names, including that of Leelanau County's most famous author, Jim Harrison. Other than showcasing beautiful writing, however, Unearthing Paradise is a call to arms at a time when public natural resources are more than ever in need of protection from destructive private exploitation. You don't want to miss this book.
Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers
In Defense of Greater Yellowstone
edited by Marc Beaudin, Seabring Davis,
And Max Hjortsberg
with Foreword by Terry Tempest Williams
Paper, 179pp, $15
Gales of November
by Aaron Stander
Paper, 25pp, $17.95
My advice is to buy and read both books, because by now we've barely gotten started on winter, and there is going to be a lot of good reading weather ahead.
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