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Book Talk with Chérie Newman, Barbara Theroux, and Zed

Recently-published books by authors from the western U.S.

During this program TWQ producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux, manager of Fact & Fiction Bookstore, and Zed about recently-published books written by authors from the western U.S. -- fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, for adults and children.

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Here's the list!


The Shadows of Owls, by John Keeble

Let Him Go, by Larry Watson

Return to Oakpine, by Ron Carlson

Sunland, by Don Waters

For Today I Am A Boy, by Kim Fu

Sweet Thunder, by Ivan Doig

Songs of Willow Frost, by Jamie Ford

Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story, by Craig Johnson


Cheer Up, Mouse!, by illustrator Jed Henry

Snippet: The Early Riser, by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

Dog 4491, by Sneed B. Collard III

Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III

Defy, by Sara B. Larson

Jungle of Bones, by Ben Mikaelsen


HomeFarm, poems by Josh Slotnick

Dragonfly Weather, poems by Lois Red Elk

To Love That Well: New & Selected Poems – 1954 to 2013, by Robert Pack

There. Here., poems by Stan Sanvel Rubin

Wolf Teeth, by Henry Real Bird

Incomplete Strangers, by Robert McNamara


Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami, by Gretel Ehrlich

Yellowstone Has Teeth, by Marjane Ambler

Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West, by Bryce Andrews

The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Empty Mansion: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Still Here: Not Living in Tipis, Sue Reynolds and Victor Charlo

I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, by Gail Storey

Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness, by Rebecca Lerner

Billy Moon, by Douglas Lain

A Taste of Montana: Favorite Recipes from Big Sky Country, by Seabring Davis


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Chérie Newman is a former arts and humanities producer and on-air host for Montana Public Radio, and a freelance writer. She founded and previously hosted a weekly literary program, The Write Question, which continues to air on several public radio stations; it is also available online at and
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