By AARON PARRETT — Joe Moreland had an upbringing a lot of people who didn’t know better might consider a “tough” childhood. Most of his childhood was spent following his parents around from one shack to the next in Oregon’s Coast Range — and you can’t help but imagine the Joad family in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
Montana Women, From the Ground Up shows ranching is not an easy life, but it’s one these Montana women love with a passion that has kept them going even in the toughest times.
If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your grandchildren, I think I may have found it for you. It’s called Montana for Kids: The Story of Our State, written and illustrated by Allen Morris Jones.
Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank is a collection of essays by award-winning columnist Leslie Handler, in which she shares her life story. “I was born, and now I’m old. The end….There’s been a whole lot of stuff in between.” That stuff in between makes up this wonderful collection of essays as Handler reaches out to, and connects with, her readers.