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Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country | Pam Houston
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"How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us." On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houstons sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect. In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houstons most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the griefto love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive."
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Lauram
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I‘m excited for my Friday night plans- new book, chocolate, and a very early bedtime.

LauraJ Sounds lovely 🖤 1mo
Christine Perfection. 1mo
TheClevelander Have you finished? What did you think? 3w
Lauram @TheClevelander I stopped to read other things. I intend to finish it soon. 3w
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bookishdawg
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“How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us. But we have to ask with an open heart, with no idea what the answer will be.” ❤️

This beautiful memoir resonates with me in so many ways... I am so thankful to have read this when I did.

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LikelyLibrarian
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I‘m not an outdoorsy person. I respect the environment and I loved nature, but mostly from afar. But it‘s just too beautiful a day not to be out in it.

TheLibrarian The only thing I love doing outside is sitting in the sun reading but I hate bugs so it normally doesn‘t last long. 6mo
LikelyLibrarian @TheLibrarian I‘m pretty much the same. Mosquitoes love me. My blood must be a delicacy 🙄 6mo
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LikelyLibrarian
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Library haul 😁

Emiller Deep Creek is SO good!!! Enjoy! 😊 6mo
LikelyLibrarian @Emiller Thanks! Looking forward to it! 6mo
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Kmmsellers
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I had to take a break from reading the tagged book after the Fenton chapter. The combo of Houston‘s stories about her dog and her optimistic celebration of earth wrecked me. After that chapter I had to go give my girls some hugs and a long walk (after I dried the tears). ❤️❤️

TrishB Beautiful 🐶🐶 6mo
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Emiller
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Absolutely loved this book!!! Will definitely be reading more of her books ❤️

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SamAnne
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Reading for a book club. While I‘m not much on essays of ranch life unless its something like Owning it All by Bill Kittredge. But I‘m enjoying her writing and her honest and painful recounting of her family history. Doing the audio book.

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Well-ReadNeck
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My first Pam Houston (so, I live on the East Coast and under a rock, apparently. All of my Western US friends can‘t believe I haven‘t read her before). The writing is so gorgeous. I loved this memoir-in-essays.

Lcsmcat She‘s amazing, and really nice. I used to go to the same church, when I lived in Utah. 7mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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#LibraryHaul

Not the best pic (bad lighting) but here‘s my latest library haul!!!

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Jen2
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Wonderful book!

zuzia I love Pam Houston! 8mo
LiteratiCafe I love her stories. Cowboys are my weakness is one of my top 10. 8mo
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Tomigirl44
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My first author/book signing event I‘ve attended and it was great. I was able to read an advance copy which made it even more fun to hear her read from her book, and then buy a copy to be signed and I‘ll get to read it as a genuine book; my advance copy was only on my laptop but I couldn‘t put it down and finished it in less than 25 hours - excited to read it again as a luxuriant hardcover 📖😊

Erofan Congratulations! 🎉 9mo
Tomigirl44 @Erofan 🙌😁thx - was so much fun - still looking forward to reading the hardcover - haven‘t had time to start it yet 😬 9mo
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Mirandareads
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Pickpick

This was wonderful! Such a beautiful book 💜

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Tomigirl44
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Pickpick

Wow - I couldn‘t put it down, finishing it in 1 1/2 days. A rare 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for this one! It captured me in the way the best books do, transporting me to the world of the author, primarily the rugged landscape of rural mountainous Colorado. Thanks #NetGalley for the ARC of #DeepCreek - it should be released end of January or early February.

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Tomigirl44
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I‘m literally lol-ing!

Birdsong28 😂😂😂😂 I am sure my cat even though she is 15 will out live me just out of sheer stubbornness. 📚📖 14mo
zzz 🤣🤣🤣 crazy cat 14mo
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Tomigirl44
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Thanks, #NetGalley for the opportunity to read #DeepCreek ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I submitted the request this morning and was approved this afternoon so I downloaded the book and have been so enthralled that I‘ve read the first 52 pages (I had other plans for the afternoon) - & it‘s not available for my Kindle so I‘m reading this on my computer screen!

I‘ve been captivated, angered & laughed - my 1st book of Houston‘s - loving it!

Lcsmcat I used to go to the same church as her, and read (and loved) her earlier works. I‘ll have to watch for this to come out. 14mo
Tomigirl44 @Lcsmcat That‘s awesome! It‘s such a hard book to put down - I just spent another hour+ reading - it‘s been a long time since a book so thoroughly captivated me. I think it‘s due out in Jan or Feb 2019. And I just bought Cowboys are my Weakness after starting this tonight (& added Contents May have Shifted to my TBR list). 14mo
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