December/January 2018

Shelf Unbound


December/January 2018

On The Range


A highlight of my summer was the opportunity to meet 87-year-old author Titus Plomaritis while my family was on Cape Code celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday. Titus by chance was not far from us signing copies of his memoir Titus: Immigrant Son, Football Legend, Presidential Confidant, Highly Honored Chiropractor at a Market Basket grocery store.

The open range of the America West as myth, icon, memory, and reality are explored by storytellers in these page from photographer Barbara Van Cleve, whose award-winning Pure Quill by Susan Hallsten McGarry spotlights contemporary ranch life, to writers Ian Stansel (The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo) and Joseph Scapelleto (Big Lonesome), who are both forging a modern approach in fiction to the West, old and new.