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Ralph Beer spent much of his life in central Montana, working the rough, rocky land on Jackson Creek that was homesteaded by his great-grandparents in 1910.The Jackson Creek Road brings together some of the best of Beer's essays and short stories that were published between 1978 and 1998. They contain reflections and memories from his own life as well as stories that wereRalph Beer spent much of his life in central Montana, working the rough, rocky land on Jackson Creek that was homesteaded by his great-grandparents in 1910.The Jackson Creek Road brings together some of the best of Beer's essays and short stories that were published between 1978 and 1998. They contain reflections and memories from his own life as well as stories that were passed down to him-stories that are rooted in a home place, family, neighbors, and work.From an exploration of a family mystery to reflections on weather and water in the American West to the labors of rebuilding a stretch of barbed-wire fence across a much-loved meadow, Beer shows his profound understanding of the men, the women, and the landscape that made up this corner of the American West.The Jackson Creek Road is paved now, and the original homestead is surrounded by the clutter of modern America. The silence and open spaces may be gone, but in this beautifully crafted collection the people and their stories live on....

Title : The Jackson Creek Road: Essays and Short Fiction
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ISBN : 9780997322118
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 188 Pages
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The Jackson Creek Road: Essays and Short Fiction Reviews

  • Justin Thinkin
    2018-12-30 08:20

    Beer's writing recreates a life in Montana that was once grounded in honoring the land, respecting a person's struggles to make a go of working it, and understanding that ultimately the land produces core memories and values but little else to live off of. Beer's short fiction is just as clear and precise. There, too, the struggle is to pay attention to each moment you live while knowing that the land, the people you love, and all that you value are becoming memories. His short story "Wings" is a gem and ends with a scene that shimmers in the blue sky of one's imagination.