Books by Kent Nelson

LAND THAT MOVES, LAND THAT STANDS STILL by Kent Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2003

"Goodhearted if directionless ramble over land charted meticulously—and through emotional terrain where Nelson (Toward the Sun, 1998, etc.) is much less sure-footed."
Men are more trouble than the land for the three women working a ranch. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Moving, fresh, perceptive work, and further evidence of Nelson's considerable skills."
Precise, shrewd tales by a prodigiously talented but still too-little-known writer. Read full book review >
LANGUAGE IN THE BLOOD by Kent Nelson
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Like Dan O'Brien and Tom McGuane, Nelson manages to convey grandly what people and places make of each other."
Nelson's third novel (All Around Me Peaceful, 1989, etc.)—a rousing, realistic story about an ornithologist in midlife crisis who finds himself. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A fine collection, as outstanding and various as Christopher Tilghman's acclaimed In a Father's Place."
Like his novel Language in the Blood (above), Nelson's second collection (The Tennis Player, 1977) is strong on place, especially the American Southwest. Read full book review >
ALL AROUND ME PEACEFUL by Kent Nelson
Released: May 18, 1989

Notable for its sense of place, this adventure yarn—set in the vicinity of a small Colorado mountain town—centers on the search for a missing woman. Read full book review >