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A complex story of relationships and religion
The protagonist of Alice Elliott Dark’s novel gives readers the flawed heroine they crave.
by Beth Kissileff
Labor, land, and racism
Fifty years later, Wendell Berry revisits the themes he introduced in The Hidden Wound.
by Brian Volck
The land mourns
Hosea testifies to an earth that laments with its people.
by Andi Lloyd
Can these stones live?
Some Indigenous traditions suggest that rocks are sentient. What does this mean for how we humans relate to them?
by Patty Krawec
Lauren Redniss’s Oak Flat is about the conflict over sacred Apache land in Arizona
It’s also about a conflict within the order of the universe.
by Annelisa Burns
What is federally protected land for?
The Trump administration is treating it as plunder. The Antiquities Act saw it as a bearer of stories and wonders.
Reconciliation requires relocation. To see the effects of our food choices, we have to get close to the land.
by Norman Wirzba