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Strong Hills: Tales from the Mountains

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In this collection of essays, stories, and tall tales, Mac Griffith relays the news from the Colorado high country, news of local lives lived out over many years, sometimes with hilarity, sometimes with painful loss. In the title story, he climbs a high peak with his sister as she continues to hike in the fresh shadow of grief. In other news, a fierce retired woman named Etta runs the trails and fires rocks at slob campers to help them learn better behavior. In these high country stories, there are devils in machines, a grouse family fighting to stay together, and hummingbirds that have lost interest in flowers. On his first mountain camping trip, the author pulls a gun to defend himself against his own eyelash. Looking back from 10,000 feet to his childhood in the Deep South, he ponders the mysteries of growing up, including dirty ears as the origin for a legendary career in alligator wrestling. Stories full of wonder at life lived in thin air. Griffith tunes his ear to the... More > land’s own song.< Less
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ISBN
9781304143129
Published
July 8, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
141.01 KB

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