Here's a sampling of High Plains titles on Wyoming and the West: history, outlaws and lawmen, women, poetry, memoirs, and other perspectives of the West. For more information click on the image of the book.
Follow the Boys of Company K to Wyoming during the Civil War.
The inside story of the life of Butch Cassidy.
Poems that will change the way the world looks at women in ranching.
A side of the military you never read about—the official U.S. Army Laundresses.
Did Tom Horn commit the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell for which he was hanged?
The story of the horse that became the symbol of Wyoming
A risky living from Indians and explorers.
A road trip for a cause...on a donkey.
Finalist, 2001 Willa Award for Memoirs and Essays, from Women Writing the
“There once was an old woman who lived in the eye of the wind. Breezes
swirled leaves in whirlwinds down her street and gales scoured the prairie,
ripping the shutters of her neighbor’s house, but her yard and house
were unscathed. Her house was a rosy sandstone fortress that budged not an
inch under the raking teeth of the Wyoming wind, though year by year its stony
walls lost grain after grain of pale pink sand. The stone was the pink-orange
color of sunset, quarried from the hills east of Laramie. The woman and her
husband had built the house long ago when they were young.”
Growing up on the edge of Laramie, Caroline Marwitz felt lost among the housing
tracts that were swallowing up the prairie she loved. But she found her compass
in a woman her grandmother’s age who taught her about courage and curiosity.
Through this friendship, forged on the Wyoming winds, she looks closely at
where she lives, its natural and human history, and earns the right to call
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“‘I belong. I belong,’ says Caroline
Marwitz, her blood singing a plains tune titled Naming the Winds. She sees
her life as ordinary, yet filled with confusions familiar to every honest
reader. Yet her story of how she came to love the open spaces draws us to
follow her across the Wyoming plains, reassured by a soft voice saying, ‘Honey,
just do what you can with what you’ve got.’”
M. Hasselstrom, author of Feels Like Far
Caroline Marwitz is an assistant professor at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She lives in Colorado where she works and writes.
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