Brown Dog, Jim Harrison
The impish protagonist Brown Dog (oft compared to Huck Finn) roams across northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula as he ranges through the prolific writer’s repertoire. Here: Six novellas, including one previously unpublished, devoted to this wily Native American raconteur.
Blue Highways: A Journey Into America, William Least Heat-Moon
In one day, he lost his job and his wife. So he hit the road. A long, circular journey through the country’s back roads and smallest towns—like Subtle, Kentucky, and Whynot, Mississippi—ensued, masterfully documented here.
Driftless, David Rhodes
In (fictional) Words, Wisconsin, the human condition is on full display. Multiple lives and plotlines intersect with each other and the landscape, making for a lyrical portrait of a rural town, with themes much larger than small Words.
Of Woods & Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader, Edited by Ron Ellis
What do writers like Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver, and Silas House have to say about two centuries of the Commonwealth’s wild(erness) side? Find out in this collection of essays, fiction, and poetry.