In 1905, Charlotte Bridger Drummond, an adventure novelist and radical feminist, mother of five boys, joins a search party looking for a lost child in the Great Northwest Woods. “Few books combine heady cerebral satisfactions,gorgeous prose, and page-turning adventure in the way that this one does.” Karen Joy Fowler
In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood to find work as a stunt rider, and Lily Shaw, a young woman from Seattle, has her sights set on becoming a screenwriter. The two strike up an unlikely kinship that will carry them through a life-changing year in the movie business. “Molly Gloss is always exploring the dangerous place where reality and imagination combine to form the American West, and never more than in this book, plunging into the heart of the dream machine.” —Kim Stanley Robinson
After 140 years, the residents of the generation ship Dusty Miller must decide whether to make their life on the unexpectedly harsh destination planet, or press on another two generations in their aging, deteriorating ship. “A vast, bleak, beautiful vision of the human figure—a triumph of the imagination.” Ursula Le Guin
In the winter of 1917, Martha Lessen takes work breaking horses for several farmers and ranchers in a remote county of eastern Oregon. As she rides a circuit from one ranch to the next, she is drawn inexorably into the lives of her neighbors, and the embrace of community. “There isn’t a false move in this poignant novel” —Washington Post Book World
Vren had always been told that only monsters lived in the forest world beyond the gates of his village; but when he is cast out into the UnderReach himself, he finds refuge with a community of Shadowed people who, like Vren, have a gift of extraordinary power.
Lydia Bennett Sanderson is a hardship-honed widow homesteading in the backcountry of Oregon in 1895. “A truly beautiful piece of American storytelling.” William Kittredge