The Grand Canyon Reader Edited by Lance Newman
A superb anthology of stories, essays and poems written across five centuries by people inhabiting, surviving, and attempting to understand what one explorer called the “Great Unknown.” The Grand Canyon Reader includes traditional stories from native tribes, reports by explorers, journals by early tourists, and contemporary essays and stories by such beloved writers as John McPhee, Ann Zwinger, Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, Linda Hogan, and Craig Childs.
These works of popular fiction and memoirs, as well as lively tales written by charismatic river runners, stand alongside finely crafted literary works to represent full range of human experience in the wild, daunting, and inspiring landscape that is Grand Canyon.
This collection of stories will resonate deeply with those who know and love the canyon and the river. And for those preparing to go on a river trip for their first time, bring a copy of this book on your adventure; the added richness of the experiences on your trip will be felt between the lines and deepen the meaning behind the words.