The Resource Deep Creek : finding hope in the high country, Pam Houston

Deep Creek : finding hope in the high country, Pam Houston

Label
Deep Creek : finding hope in the high country
Title
Deep Creek
Title remainder
finding hope in the high country
Statement of responsibility
Pam Houston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author draws on her travels and homestead life in the Colorado Rockies in an essay collection on her ties to nature that explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and the earth
  • "'How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us,' Pam Houston writes. On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, this beloved writer learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect. In linked essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houston's most profound meditations yet on how 'to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief ... to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive.'"--Dust jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Houston, Pam
Dewey number
814/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3558.O8725
  • PS3558.O8725
LC item number
  • A6 2019
  • Z46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houston, Pam
  • Authors, American
  • Women ranchers
  • Ranch life
  • Ranching
  • Human ecology
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Nature
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Colorado
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Deep Creek : finding hope in the high country, Pam Houston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Linked autobiographical essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Some kind of calling ; Buying hay -- Part one. Getting out. The tinnitus of truth telling ; Stacking wood ; Retethering ; Donkey chasing -- Part two. Digging in. The season of hunkering down ; Leonids ; Mother's Day storm ; Puppy ; A kind of quiet most people have forgotten ; Log chain ; The sound of horse teeth on hay ; Born in a barn ; Ranch archive ; First warm day ; Eating Phoebe ; Lambing -- Part three. Diary of a fire. Diary of a fire ; Carving rivers -- Part four. Elsewhere. Kindness ; Woolly Nelson ; Of spirit bears, humpbacks, narwhal, manatees, and mothers ; Almanac -- Part five. Deep Creek. Deep Creek
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780393241020
Lccn
2018037969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037807471
  • 1887499
  • (OCoLC)on1037807471
  • 1887499
Label
Deep Creek : finding hope in the high country, Pam Houston
Publication
Copyright
Note
Linked autobiographical essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Some kind of calling ; Buying hay -- Part one. Getting out. The tinnitus of truth telling ; Stacking wood ; Retethering ; Donkey chasing -- Part two. Digging in. The season of hunkering down ; Leonids ; Mother's Day storm ; Puppy ; A kind of quiet most people have forgotten ; Log chain ; The sound of horse teeth on hay ; Born in a barn ; Ranch archive ; First warm day ; Eating Phoebe ; Lambing -- Part three. Diary of a fire. Diary of a fire ; Carving rivers -- Part four. Elsewhere. Kindness ; Woolly Nelson ; Of spirit bears, humpbacks, narwhal, manatees, and mothers ; Almanac -- Part five. Deep Creek. Deep Creek
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780393241020
Lccn
2018037969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037807471
  • 1887499
  • (OCoLC)on1037807471
  • 1887499

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