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Rick Bass

Author of Winter: Notes from Montana

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About the Author

Rick Bass is the author of sixteen acclaimed books of fiction & nonfiction, including "Where the Sea Used to Be" & "The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness". (Bowker Author Biography) Rick Bass has authored works of fiction & nonfiction, including "Colter", "The Ninemile Wolves", "Oil Notes", & "The show more Watch". He lives in Yaak, Montana. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Rick Bass

Winter: Notes from Montana (1991) 334 copies
The Watch (1988) 244 copies
The Ninemile Wolves (1992) 201 copies
Platte River (1994) 199 copies
Where the Sea Used to Be (1998) 191 copies
The Hermit's Story: Stories (2002) 162 copies
The Book of Yaak (1996) 161 copies
The Lives of Rocks (2006) 141 copies
In the Loyal Mountains (1995) 134 copies
Oil Notes (1989) 110 copies
The Diezmo: A Novel (2005) 110 copies
For a Little While (2016) 104 copies
Nashville Chrome (2010) 95 copies
Why I Came West: A Memoir (2008) 90 copies
Wild to the Heart (1987) 76 copies
Fiber (1998) 66 copies
The New Wolves (1998) 65 copies
The Deer Pasture (1985) 56 copies
INVIERNO (2018) 11 copies
The Blue Horse: A Novella (2009) 2 copies
Cane da petrolio (2022) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contributor — 626 copies
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Contributor — 542 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Contributor — 447 copies
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contributor — 412 copies
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (2004) — Contributor — 262 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Contributor — 245 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contributor — 220 copies
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contributor — 186 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Contributor — 182 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (2007) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House (2009) — Contributor — 124 copies
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contributor — 122 copies
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Contributor — 105 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (1998) — Contributor — 100 copies
New Stories from the South 2007: The Year's Best (2007) — Contributor — 55 copies
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contributor — 50 copies
Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (2000) — Contributor — 43 copies
New Stories from the South 2010: The Year's Best (2010) — Contributor — 39 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 (2010) — Contributor — 37 copies
New Stories from the South 2004: The Year's Best (2004) — Contributor — 33 copies
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1991 (1991) — Contributor — 32 copies
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Best of Montana's Short Fiction (2004) — Contributor — 20 copies
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1990 (1990) — Contributor — 18 copies
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1989 (1989) — Contributor — 14 copies
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Contributor — 7 copies
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses (1995) — Contributor — 6 copies
Stonecoast Review, Issue 2: Spring 2014 (2014) — Faculty advisor — 1 copy

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Rick Bass is by far one of my favorite writers, and his special talent lies in short stories. Each one here is a gem. Some were ones to revisit or discover as a lost treasure not having been able to get copies of all of his collections. Best of all were the new stories. Do yourself a favor and consume this book slowly and with relish. Each bite and morsel will bring pleasure. Guaranteed.
 
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wvlibrarydude | 2 other reviews | Jan 14, 2024 |
Published by McSweeney's Books and included with issue 40 of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, this book is a little revelation. The author, Rick Bass, his wife, daughter and author/activist Terry Tempest Williams go to Rwanda to teach creative writing classes to Rwandan students. First they take tours at memorials and learn about the horrific genocide of 1994. The descriptions of the violence is almost unbearable. They then teach students of a writing club encouraging the students to use the memories of the genocide they survived as youngsters to fuel their stories and heal themselves. Finally there is a trip to visit the mountain gorillas of which there are less than a 1000 left in the world.
It is all written beautifully and is incredibly moving, in fact, it's one of the most emotional pieces I've ever read.
The book concludes with some samples of the students' writing produced during the workshop.
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RobertOK | 1 other review | Aug 5, 2023 |
I picked up this book in preparation for my trip to Montana this summer, expecting that it would feed my excitement. I hoped for stories about the glory and terror of the trees and rivers and animals, about how overwhelming and real and beautiful it felt to be in this unique space. By chapter four I had read exactly one story that conjured the beauty and specialness of the Yaak Valley. Everything else, including the Introduction and the Prologue, were depressing chronicles of how the government has no intention of protecting this area from the corporations who destroy it.

My conclusion is that this book is aimed at consciousness-raising, although frankly that seems like preaching to the choir since anyone who needs to be told to protect the wilderness will not pick up this book in the first place.

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blueskygreentrees | Jul 30, 2023 |
I was unable to get very far with this audiobook...it was too boring to listen to. I should try it in print, as I've liked similarly described books (of course, I've also found print versions of some nature writing to be boring also).
 
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