Beyond the Llano (Dec. 5)

IT’S BACK! Beyond the Llano, our bi-weekly roundup of goings-on in the world – literary, environmental, and otherwise – returns this week with links to help you (read: us) build a winter break reading list.

Sowell authors with books out this year include: Sandra Scofield (Swim: Stories of the Sixties), Pattiann Rogers (Quickening Fields), Bill McKibben (Radio Free Vermont), and John Lane (Anthropocene Blues: Poems). And, don’t miss Sowell Conference participant Christian Knoeller’s Reimaging Environmental History: Ecological Memory in the Wake of Landscape Change.  

At The Guardian Stephen Moss highlights 2017’s contributions to the new nature writing from across the pond. The Millions’ A Year in Reading: 2017 features recommendations and musings from writers, including Louise Erdrich, Emily St. John Mandel, and National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward. New entries are published everyday, so keeping checking back. NPR’s Book Concierge is out today. Highlights include Sunshine State: Essays by Sarah Gerard, Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River by David Owen, and The Way of the Hare by Marianne Taylor.



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