Carrying on

Ferguson's brave memoir finds lessons in tragedy

One would have to dig deep to find a greater advocate for wilderness over the last 25 years than Red Lodge writer and speaker Gary Ferguson.

(Books)   Dec 11, 2014

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Frank words

Curmudgeonly wisdom arises in Richard Ford's latest

Richard Ford's most famous character, Frank Bascombe, first appeared in the 1986 novel The Sportswriter—a successful return to fiction for Ford after several years devoted to a New York sports beat.

(Books)   Dec 4, 2014

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Crab wars

Emlen’s Animal Weapons explores natural arms races

It’s tough for elephants to get laid.

(Books)   Nov 26, 2014

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Lobster tale

Jon Keller unveils a powerful, dark novel in Of Sea

Jon Keller's debut novel, Of Sea and Cloud, begins with a murder that looms over the rest of the book like a bulging black storm cloud.

(Books)   Nov 20, 2014

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Paperback writers

Authors Kat and Larry Martin on hunks, ghosts, bounty hunters and knowing what you want in life

Kat and Larry "LJ" Martin's own romance could be ripped from the pages of a supermarket paperback.

Nov 13, 2014

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A well-built sunset

Zupan's debut tells a dark, thrilling Montana story

I sometimes like to measure a writer's creativity by noting how he or she describes a sunset, which is one of those everyday events that has already been written about in a million ways.

(Books)   Nov 13, 2014

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Literary surprise

Jesse Bier on Bradbury and moral cannibals

At 89 years old, University of Montana professor emeritus Jesse Bier continues to build on his body of work, including essays, criticism, poetry and a string of thrillers.

(Books)   Nov 6, 2014

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