Magpie Rising: Sketches from the Great Plains

Merrill Gilfillan, Author Pruett Publishing Company $16.95 (196p) ISBN 978-0-87108-746-1
The author has crisscrossed the backbone of the North American continent from Texas to Alberta, driving, camping, hiking, observing land and life forms. Poet Gilfallen presents impressionistic, kaleidoscopic images of the landscape interwoven with threads of its past, both natural and human history. His writing ranges from lyrical to earthy as he travels the minor roads, small towns and river valleys of the Great Plains. Gilfallen celebrates this region as Edward Abbey and Gary Nabhan have the desert West, and John McPhee in the mountain West. The book will have immense local interest, and may kindle a desire among Western buffs to explore the Great Plains. (April)
Reviewed on: 12/01/1988
Release date: 12/01/1988
Paperback - 194 pages - 978-0-679-73038-5
Paperback - 142 pages - 978-1-889097-26-8
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