Saturday, May 5, 2018

Stories with Spurs

Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

In this collection of 11 stories, including “Brokeback Mountain,” Proulx looks at the many sides of the people and vistas of Wyoming, a state that according to most sources is the 10th biggest in land size, and the second least densely inhabited (behind Alaska). Landlocked by Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and Idaho, Wyoming has 2/3 of its western part covered by the Rocky Mountains and is home to both the Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons National Park. With these stories, Proulx attempts to create the types of unique characters who would choose to make their lives within this vast natural beauty.


To read the rest of my review of this collection of short stories, please visit my new blog here!


“Close Range: Wyoming Stories” by Annie Proulx is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, Kobo audio books, eBooks, iTunes (iBook or audiobook), The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris or Better World Books as well as from an IndieBound store near you.

You can also read my review of Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Shipping News” which was also made into a movie, but it was a very bad adaptation! 

By the way, on May 2 the Library of Congress announced that they will award Annie Proulx their 2018 Prize for American Fiction! Talk about serendipity...
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