BookBar Review: Deep Creek by Pam Houston

BookBar Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:07pm

Deep Creek – BookBar Book Review

Stephanie Vessely  

“For now,” writes Pam Houston in Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, “I want to sit vigil with the earth…I want to write unironic odes to her beauty, which is still potent, if not completely intact.”


If a vigil is “a period of keeping awake…especially to keep watch or pray,” then I would call Houston’s latest work a vigil to our changing planet. Part memoir, part history lesson, and part warning siren, the essays in Deep Creek feel like a love letter—to growing older, to work one loves, to friends, to travel, to animals and the Earth, and, most of all, to her 120-acre ranch.


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