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Title Circle of women : an anthology of contemporary western women writers / edited by Kim Barnes and Mary Clearman Blew.

Published New York : Penguin Books, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  S22337    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 400 pages ; 20 cm
Contents The Sow in the River / Mary Clearman Blew -- Woodcutting on Lost Mountain / Tess Gallagher -- The Secret of Cartwheels / Patricia Henley -- Iona Moon / Melanie Rae Thon -- When I Was Ten, at Night / Mary Ann Waters -- Luck / Mary Ann Waters -- The Just Rewards / Debra Earling -- Changing / Debra Earling -- From Housekeeping / Marilynne Robinson -- Rules / Ripley Schemm -- Songs Were Horses I Rode / Ripley Schemm -- They Keep Their Story / Ripley Schemm -- For Mary, on the Snake / Ripley Schemm -- Visiting the Hutterites / Irene Wanner -- Scale / Diane Raptosh -- From Missing You / Inez Petersen -- From The Jailing of Cecelia Capture / Janet Campbell Hale -- In the Hellgate Wind / Madeline DeFrees -- The Difference in Effects of Temperature Depending on Geographical Location East or West of the Continental Divide: A Letter / Dennice Scanlon -- It's Come to This / Annick Smith -- From The Jump-Off Creek / Molly Gloss -- Bones / Teresa Jordan -- Leaving Home / Judy Blunt.
What Comes of Winter / Judy Blunt -- At the Stockman Bar, Where the Men Fall in Love, and the Women Just Fall / Judy Blunt -- From Rain or Shine: A Family Memoir / Cyra McFadden -- Entering Smoot, Wyoming Pop. 239 / Dixie Partridge -- Seasons / Ruth McLaughlin -- Cry / Sandra Alcosser -- Tracks / Sandra Alcosser -- The Sawyer's Wife / Sandra Alcosser -- Fires / Christina Adam -- In My Next Life / Pam Houston -- Red Rock Ceremonies / Anita Endrezze -- Claiming Lives / Anita Endrezze -- Moving Day at the Widow Cain's / Anita Endrezze -- Island / Gretel Ehrlich -- The Force of One Voice / Neidy Messer -- Legend in a Small Town / Neidy Messer -- From Relative Distances / Victoria Jenkins -- The Other Side of Fire / Leslie Ryan -- A Coyote Is Loping Across the Water / Mary Golden -- The Hunsaker Blood / Pauline Mortenson -- How I Came West, and Why I Stayed / Alison Baker -- From Rima in the Weeds / McNamer -- Circle of Women / Kim Barnes -- Calling the Coyotes In / Kim Barnes.
The Smell of Rain / Kim Barnes -- The Clan of One-Breasted Women / Terry Tempest Williams.
Summary This striking array of stories, essays, and poems reflects women's experiences in the American West. Though the tales they tell reflect a variety of viewpoints, these writers share the struggle against the overwhelming isolation brought on by gender and the physical environment. "Contributors include: Christina Adam, Gretel Ehrlich, Anita Endrezze, Tess Gallagher, Molly Gloss, Pam Houston, Teresa Jordan, Cyra McFadden, Deirdre McNamer, Melanie Rae Thon, Marilynne Robinson, Annick Smith, Terry Tempest Williams, and Claire Davis"
Other author Blew, Mary Clearman, 1939-
Barnes, Kim, 1958-
Subject American literature -- West (U.S.)
Women -- West (U.S.) -- Literary collections.
American literature -- Women authors.
American literature -- 20th century.
West (U.S.) -- Literary collections.
ISBN 0140235248 $11.95 (Can. $14.99)