Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

Deep Creek Finding Hope in the High Country Beloved writer and teacher Pam Houston explores what ties her to the earth in essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air How do we become who we are in the world We ask the world to teach us In

  • Title: Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
  • Author: Pam Houston
  • ISBN: 0393241025
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beloved writer and teacher Pam Houston explores what ties her to the earth in essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air How do we become who we are in the world We ask the world to teach us In her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, Pam Houston explores what ties her to the earth her 120 acre homestead in the Colorado Rockies most of all Here, elk calves Beloved writer and teacher Pam Houston explores what ties her to the earth in essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air How do we become who we are in the world We ask the world to teach us In her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, Pam Houston explores what ties her to the earth her 120 acre homestead in the Colorado Rockies most of all Here, elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000 acre wildfire in a dry summer, threatening her century old barn and its inhabitants Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds, Houston learns what it means to take responsibility for a piece of land and the creatures on it.A survivor of parental abuse and neglect, Houston also discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her Deep Creek delivers her 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 288 pages Published January 29th 2019 by W W Norton Company More Details ISBN 0393241025 ISBN13 9780393241020 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of th

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      Houston is the Director of Creative Writing at U.C Davis Her stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories, the O Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories of the Century She lives in Colorado at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

    724 thoughts on “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

    • A balm for the soul, a visit with an old friend, a love song to the Earth This book was all that and Cowboys Are My Weakness was a touchstone for me when I was in my mid twenties, and this book served as a reminder of the fiery, uncertain young woman I once was and an illustration of how far I ve come to be comfortable in my own life since then I m grateful to writers like Pam Houston who put themselves out in the world to provide gentle guidance to so many readers they likely will never A balm [...]


    • It took me awhile to write this review because I am still getting over the excitement of reading a new book from Pam Houston Her writing was moving and I felt like I could see her ranch and all of the places she described so beautifully This is an important book about being a woman, an environmentalist, and a writer Her voice is so refreshing and it will be the perfect read for welcoming 2019.


    • This is a book I wouldn t normally pick up It is a memoir, outdoorsy, and about subjects I don t give any care about However, I heard Pam Houston speak and after her enigmatic talk I knew I had to read this book I hadn t read anything else of hers in fact, I didn t know she was a fiction author until I read this book And it was wonderful.I learned so much than I every thought I would about the mountains in my home state I know, I m from Colorado but I very much dislike the outdoors I This is a b [...]


    • 9,000 feet above sea level is a Place, a ranch, surrounded by mountains on most sides It has allowed a Jersey Girl nursing a myriad of wounds to heal, grow, and love This poignant ode to Place, to nature, to natural beauty, and ultimately optimism is a pushback against cynicism and meanness It provides the same inevitable hope that comes with the first shoots of grass in the pasture It champions the idea that there is safety in saving in reaching out, in trusting to everyday grace.


    • Deep Creek is Pam Houston s invitation to her ranch home in the high country of Colorado She bravely invites the reader into the world she has made for herself From an old homestead, Houston has created a refuge, a home of natural beauty, with animals both wild and domestic Here Houston can create and refuel from her teaching and journeys around the world This is also the place where she can become the person she was always meant to be even when she was unsure where her journey would take he Dee [...]


    • Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars.I expected a lot It packed way wallop.


    • Pam Houston s writing is the most comforting and encouraging writing that tackles the horrors and pains of this world that I ve ever read With prose that sings, she takes you through the years that she s lived on her 120 acre ranch in Creede, Colorado, and relays the joys and terrors she s experienced while there Hers is a story of resilience, and it was even before she had to take care of ranch animals, and deal with elevation, and survive winters and fires at 9000 ft but the ranch taught h Pam [...]


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