Tuesday, December 18, 2007

High country.....

The Meadow by James Galvin. 1992.

Medicine Bow. Snowy Range. Neversummer Mountains. Chambers Lake...... If you have seen these places or yearn for the American West, choose poet and novelist John Galvin's The Meadow. The author's strength of language evokes a sense of place that offers to the reader a visual experience of this high country. "In discrete disclosures joined with the intricacy of a spider's web James Galvin depicts the hundred-year history of a meadow in the arid mountains of the Colorado/Wyoming border. Galvin describes the seasons, the weather, the wildlife, and the few people living there who do not possess but are themselves possessed by this terrain." (book jacket)

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