Indian Creek Chronicles

Author: Pete Fromm
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312422721
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The author relates his experiences when he took a job with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to watch millions of salmon eggs one winter in an isolated area of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Names Of The Stars

Author: Pete Fromm
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250101697
Size: 68.12 MB
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Winner of Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book Award At twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world. Thirteen years later, he published his beloved memoir of that winter, Indian Creek Chronicles —Into the Wild with a twist. Twenty five years later, he was asked to return to the wilderness to babysit more fish eggs. But no longer a footloose twenty year old, at forty-five, he was the father of two young sons. He left again, alone, straight into the heart of Montana’s Bob Marshall wilderness, walking a daily ten mile loop to his fish eggs through deer and elk and the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. The Names of the Stars is not only a story of wilderness and bears but also a trek through a life lived at its edges, showing how an impulsive kid transformed into a father without losing his love for the wilds. From loon calls echoing across Northwood lakes to the grim realities of life guarding in the Nevada desert, through the isolation of Indian Creek and years spent running the Snake and Rio Grande as a river ranger, Pete seeks out the source of this passion for wildness, as well as explores fatherhood and mortality and all the costs and risks and rewards of life lived on its own terms.

The Dead Man In Indian Creek

Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547422251
Size: 44.69 MB
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At the same time that Matt and Parker find the body of the dead man in the creek, they recognize George Evans, the owner of the antique shop where Parker's mother works.

As Cool As I Am

Author: Pete Fromm
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1429974141
Size: 40.73 MB
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As a teenager pretty much left to raise herself, Lucy Diamond is a narrator with a radiant yet guarded heart. As she races at breakneck pace toward womanhood, everything is at stake for her, producing an urgency and dread that she holds at bay with humor and grace. But while Lucy charges ahead, her mother's youth is fading. Simultaneously embracing and resisting their similarities, Fromm reveals both women's emotional vulnerabilities and their deep mutual need. Conveyed through dialogue that is both laugh-aloud-funny and true, Lucy stands out in contemporary literature for her large heart and inimitable grit.

If Not For This

Author: Pete Fromm
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781597095389
Size: 69.27 MB
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Recounts Dalton and Maddy's relationship, told from Maddy's perspective, as they meet, marry, and live their lives struggling with job loss, difficulties getting pregnant, and a devastating diagnosis.

Citizens Creek

Author: Lalita Tademy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476753059
Size: 49.48 MB
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club Pick Cane River brings us the evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage. Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages. As the new country developed westward, and Indians, settlers, and blacks came into constant contact, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals. His talent earned him money—but would it also grant him freedom? And what would become of him and his family in the aftermath of the Civil War and the Indian Removal westward? Cow Tom’s legacy lives on—especially in the courageous spirit of his granddaughter Rose. She rises to leadership of the family as they struggle against political and societal hostility intent on keeping blacks and Indians oppressed. But through it all, her grandfather’s indelible mark of courage inspires her—in mind, in spirit, and in a family legacy that never dies. Written in two parts portraying the parallel lives of Cow Tom and Rose, Citizens Creek is a beautifully rendered novel that takes the reader deep into a little known chapter of American history. It is a breathtaking tale of identity, community, family—and above all, the power of an individual’s will to make a difference.

7003 Days 21 Years In The Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness

Author: Jim Akenson
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 9780870046018
Size: 42.43 MB
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"Deep in the Idaho wilderness the last vestiges of Old Idaho linger. In 1982, an eager young couple seeking adventure and challenge, Jim and Holley Akenson, moved to a log cabin in the back country to manage Taylor Ranch, the University of Idaho's wilderness research station. In 7,003 Days, Jim describes their encounters with wildlife and nature: tracking wolves and cougars, using mules for transportation and ranch work, and introducing university stuedents to life in the rugged Salmon River Mountains of Central Idaho"--Provided by publisher.

Ruffles On My Longjohns

Author: Isabel Edwards
Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Hancock
ISBN:
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Witty, whimsical, this is a firsthand account of homesteading in the remote Bella Coola Valley. For a woman in a world of men, isolation had a very special meaning. She coped -- lovingly, laughingly -- and regales the reader with her memories.

Hope And Dread In Montana Literature

Author: Ken Egan
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874175080
Size: 68.89 MB
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From the narratives of early explorers and ranchers, Native Americans, and settler women through the works of such major twentieth-century luminaries as A. B. Guthrie and Ivan Doig, Egan traces the evolution of Montanans' early fantastic dreams of economic, religious, and cultural success into failure and despair, violence and tragedy. Yet, side by side with these tales of woe are tales of endurance and even triumph, evidence of the strength and creative potential of the state's people."--BOOK JACKET.