CLAIMING GROUND, by Laura Bell.
Many notable writers have praised Bell's book, including William Kittredge: “In a sheep wagon, called an ark, parked under cottonwoods along a creek in Wyoming, Laura Bell began the life she came west to find. Decades later, after seasons spent with sheep and cows and horses and dogs, after a failed marriage and death and grief, she now works to protect the place of her heart as a conservationist. Love, she says, never seems to be enough until we decide that it is. This is a wonderfully written, refreshing story.”
Bell grew up in Tennessee and Kentucky, then took her search for a place to call home to Wyoming and Utah before settling in to work for the Nature Conservancy in Cody.
Laura Bell will be a guest on The Write Question in late May. Hear The Write Question every Thursday evening on Montana Public Radio (7:30) or Yellowstone Public Radio (6:30).