From the Back Cover
"A collection of insightful essays . . . Here are stories of conditions often out of balance, mostly without visible remedy--short-sighted urban renewal, the legacy of overgrazing, aquifer depletion, the loss of an old church and with it the gathering place of a whole community. . . . Those interested in the history and ecology of the region will want to pick it up, as well as those looking for good contemporary essay writing about the West." --The New Mexican
"Through her stories and the stories inherent in the land, we come not only to feel this country, but to believe in its dry, bony presence as a place of miracles and wild wisdom." --Terry Tempest Williams
"There's often little to this terrain, but to the author it's a beautiful landscape bursting with stories and wildlife, with big cities and small chunks of quietness found in few other places on earth. Tweit's essays have a pleasant style that combines history with personal discovery." --Book Talk --This text refers to the Paperback edition.