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35 New Books For Your Summer Reading List

TWQ producer Chérie Newman, Barbara Theroux, manager of Fact & Fiction Bookstore in Missoula, and Zed talk about recently-published books by authors from the western U.S.


How To Read the American West: A Field Guide, by William Wycokoff

Hiking Montana: 35th Anniversary Edition, by Bill Schneider an Russ Schneider

All Fishermen Are Liars, by John Geirach

Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire, by Peter Stark

The Predator Paradox: Ending the War with Wolves, Bears, Cougars, and Coyotes, by John Shivik

Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat, by Bruce L. Smith

Not To Be Missed: 54 Favorites from a Lifetime of Film, by Kenneth Turan

The Map of Enough: One Woman's Search for Place, by Molly Caro May

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects, by Sophie Maletsky

A Pronghorn Year: A Visual Tribute to North America's Pronghorn, by Dick Kettlewell

Crown of the Continent: The Wildest Rockies, Steven Gnam

Montana Then and Now, by Aaron Parrett

Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization, by John J. Ratey and Richard Manning

My Body is a Book of Rules: A Memoir, by Elissa Washuta

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Boys of Blur, by N.D. Wilson

On the Road to Find Out, by Rachel Toor

Looking For Lynne, by John L. Moore

Fourth of July Creek, by Pete Snow

Shaking Out the Dead, by K.M. Cholewa

Wayfaring Stranger, by James Lee Burke

Those Who Wish Me Dead, by Michael Koryta

Dead Man's Fancy: A Sean Stranahan Mystery, by Keith McCafferty

Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, by Colin Meloy

The Home Place, by Carrie LeSeur

Last Kind Word Saloon, by Larry McMurtry

Stone Cold: Fourteenth Edition, by C. J. Box

Painted Horses, by Malcolm Brooks

If Not For This, by Pete Fromm

Stars Go Blue, by Laura Pritchett

Jungle of Bones, by Ben Mikaelson


Talkativeness: Poems, by Michael Craig

Black Bear Holds a Hole In His Paws: Poems & Letters, by Robert Lee

Balefire: Poems, by Shann Ray

Evolution of the Genus Iris, poems, by Robert Michael Pyle

Song for a Summons, poems by David Guterson

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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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