Search Results: "Rick Bass"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"A minor but pleasing entry in Bass' body of work."
Prolific nature writer Bass (The Black Rhinos of Namibia, 2012, etc.) offers a view of fine country and his family's past through the scope of a rifle. Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF ROCKS by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Bass makes his impassioned points through fiction that rarely resorts to polemics."
Geography forges character within the literary naturalist's compelling rite-of-passage stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"A welcome installment in Bass's ongoing place-centered autobiography."
A fan's notes on wilderness, log-cabin life, grizzly bears and other aspects of the American outback. Read full book review >

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THE HERMIT’S STORY by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2002

"What would be an accomplishment for a beginner is simply workmanlike from Bass. Civilization never seemed so far away."
More tales on life lived at the cusp of wilderness from the prolific animal lover (Brown Dog of the Yaak, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHY I CAME WEST by Rick Bass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2008

"'I never wanted to go to war,' he concludes. 'And the war, I realize, will never end.' A welcome summation of Bass's work to date, and a call for action."
A nuanced blend of autobiography and environmental advocacy by the well-known novelist and short-story writer. Read full book review >

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Released: June 20, 1995

"Some gems, and the rest highly readable, if under-emoted: worth the effort."
Ten subdued, unusually well-written stories set in Montana and the New South, most featuring that American staple: the sensitive but emotionally blocked guy who feels closer to nature than to his fellow men. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE SEA USED TO BE by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1998

"Read it slowly, and it won't let go of you. (Author tour)"
An ambitious and often captivatingly beautiful story, both Bass's 13th book (In the Loyal Mountains, 1995, etc.) and his first full-length novel. Read full book review >

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NASHVILLE CHROME by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"An odd yet oddly affecting book."
Based on the career arc of a 1950s singing trio, this mythic novel is sadder than most country songs and stranger than any. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 1995

"Irksome, at times, but beautifully rendered and captivating."
Does the grizzly still have a toehold in southern Colorado? Read full book review >

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FIBER by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A strong, sad piece of work. (Illustrations by Elizabeth Hughes Bass, the author's wife)"
This is the first separate publication of a fierce plea for the preservation of nature, in the guise of a short story, originally published in the anthology Off the Beaten Path: Stories of Place (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE SKY, THE STARS, THE WILDERNESS by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"As thoughtful and captivating as his previous work: stories that can only increase Bass's reputation as a writer remarkably able to put people in nature in a way that enhances our understanding of both."
Two appealing short stories and an exquisite novella from Montana essayist and storyteller Bass (The Book of Yaak, 1996; In the Loyal Mountains, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BROWN DOG OF THE YAAK by Rick Bass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Pleasant, but Bass's credo didn't need a separate book to clarify; none of his works skirt the issue."
Bass (Where the Sea Used to Be, 1998, etc.) identifies the triangulate elements used to chart the course of his life and writing. Read full book review >