The Big Sky Reader: A Treasury of the Best Writing from Big Sky Journal

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From its first issue in the spring of 1994, Big Sky Journal has rapidly established itself as the premier publication in the West. With offices in Bozeman, Montana, Big Sky Journal leads the region with its unique combination of award-winning prose, poetry and photography. Published five times a year and seasonally focused on fishing and hunting, art and architecture, ranching and rodeo, Big Sky Journal has become the standard against which other literary work in the Northwest is measured.

Now, for the first time, Big Sky Journal has allowed the best writing from their magazine to be collected in one volume.

For years the beauty of the Montana landscape has inspired writers, poets and naturalists. From Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It to the works of Rick Bass, William Kittredge, and Russell Chatham, Montana has proven to be an alluring and powerful subject for writers and readers. Here are the personal reflections on Montana and its people-in stories and essays-from some of the finest writers in America today.

The contributors to The Big Sky Reader attempt to give the reader a sense of the spirit of Montana and its place in western literature. We read of ranches and rodeos, saloons, rivers, fires and the never ending Sky. In the end, this amazing treasury captures a sense of country and home and presents a vivid picture of life in the American West. Not since the landmark publication of The Last Best Place has Montana been so clearly and movingly depicted.

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The Contributors:

Rick Bass
Allen Jones
Ralph Beer
Pete Fromm
Russell Chatham
William Kittredge
Fred Haefele
Dan Flores
Kim Zupan
Wally Mcrae
James Crumley
Tim Cahill
Toby Thompson
Scott Mcmillion
Denis Johnson
Gary Ferguson
Doug Peacock
Brian Baise
Jon A. Jackson
Greg Keeler
Stephen J. Bodio
Charles F. Waterman
E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Alan Kesselheim
Robert F. Jones
Annick Smith
John Barness
William Hjortsberg
Geoff Norman
Caroline

Jeff Wetmore is the founder of Big Sky Journal.

Allen Jones is the editor of Big Sky Journal. Both men live in Bozeman, Montana

From Library Journal:

Wetmore, founder of Big Sky Journal, and Jones, its editor, have thoughtfully and affectionately selected some of the best stories and essays written about the American West for this collection. These pieces evoke a feeling of place that permeates the reader's senses. The West is seen in a variety of ways: to William Kittredge, it is "a candy-apple kingdom" as well as a place to hike, fish, be alone, and be with people. It is, as Ralph Beers quotes Edward Abbey, "the most beautiful place on Earth." The personal reflections of each author create a moving vision of a part of America that is much traveled, studied, photographed, and, in this collection, loved. For a more critical perspective on the New West see Timothy Egan's Lasso the Wind (LJ 9/1/98). Highly recommended for all libraries.?Cynde Bloom Lahey, New Canaan Lib., CT
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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