Author: Emily Ruskovich
Publisher: Random House
A stunning debut novel about love and forgiveness, about the violence of memory and the equal violence of its loss—from O. Henry Prize–winning author Emily Ruskovich Finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho, where they are bound together by more than love. With her husband’s memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade’s first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters. In a story written in exquisite prose and told from multiple perspectives—including Ann, Wade, and Jenny, now in prison—we gradually learn of the mysterious and shocking act that fractured Wade and Jenny's lives, of the love and compassion that brought Ann and Wade together, and of the memories that reverberate through the lives of every character in Idaho. In a wild emotional and physical landscape, Wade’s past becomes the center of Ann’s imagination, as Ann becomes determined to understand the family she never knew—and to take responsibility for them, reassembling their lives, and her own. Praise for Idaho “You know you’re in masterly hands here. [Emily] Ruskovich’s language is itself a consolation, as she subtly posits the troubling thought that only decency can save us. . . . Ruskovich’s novel will remind many readers of the great Idaho novel, Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping. . . . [A] wrenching and beautiful book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Sensuous, exquisitely crafted.”—The Wall Street Journal “The first thing you should know about Idaho, the shatteringly original debut by O. Henry Prize winner Emily Ruskovich, is that it upturns everything you think you know about story. . . . You could read Idaho just for the sheer beauty of the prose, the expert way Ruskovich makes everything strange and yet absolutely familiar.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Mesmerizing . . . [an] eerie story about what the heart is capable of fathoming and what the hand is capable of executing.”—Marie Claire “Idaho is a wonderful debut. Ruskovich knows how to build a page-turner from the opening paragraph.”—Ft. WorthStar-Telegram “Ruskovich’s debut is haunting, a portrait of an unusual family and a state that becomes a foreboding figure in her vivid depiction.”—The Huffington Post
Author: James P. Kelly
Publisher: Avalon Travel
Seasoned food, wine, and travel writer James Patrick Kelly offers his unique perspective on this remarkable travel destination, from free Wednesday night concerts at The Grove in Boise to the bizarre rock outcroppings of the Magic Valley. Kelly uses his local knowledge to craft original trip ideas, including Five Days of Fun in the Sawtooths, Birding in Idaho, and Exploring Backcountry Hot Springs. Complete with details on skiing Silver Mountain, exploring McCall's numerous hot springs, and noshing on contemporary Northwest fare in downtown Nampa, Moon Idaho gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Author: William McKeown
Publisher: ECW Press
Was the world's first fatal nuclear accident -- the 1961 explosion of a SL-1 military test reactor in Idaho -- the result of a crime of passion? Was the disaster promptly covered up to protect the burgeoning nuclear industry? Idaho Falls documents one of America's best-kept secrets and investigates the question of conspiracy.
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Idaho’s backcountry wilderness is renowned for its stark beauty. Remarkably, some of the state’s most beautiful sites are easily accessible for the road traveler who is willing to drive the backcountry logging and forest service roads that few have cataloged. Brother and sister team Lynna and Leland Howard have spent years doing just that. With more than 114 photographs, 33 color maps, 31 detailed expeditions complete with GPS coordinates, Backcountry Roads—Idaho is an indispensable companion for the road explorer.
Birds of Idaho
Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
This field guide contains information on species found only in Idaho, with beautiful full-page photos and full-page descriptions.
Author: Luke Kratz, Jackie Maughan, Ralph Maughan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Lace up your boots and sample more than 100 trails in Idaho's vast undeveloped backcountry and wilderness areas. Discover pink granite peaks of the Sawtooth Range, "big tree" country in the Selkirk Mountain rain forest, and Hells Canyon - the deepest gorge in North America. Idaho offers hikers some of the most magnificent and rugged mountain scenery in the Lower 48 as well as peaceful alpine meadows, sparkling lakes, excellent fishing, and the chance to see high-country wildlife. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping trips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Idaho.
Author: Randy Stapilus
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Looking for the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV? Camping Idaho will take you there. This comprehensive guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more than 300 public campgrounds throughout Idaho's widely varied scenery. These are campsites managed by national, state, city, and county parks; the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management; and the Idaho Power Company. They're in the remote wilderness areas and near cities, in deserts and on mountaintops, along roaring streams and by popular fishing and boating lakes. Easy-to-use maps and charts will help you choose the perfect site for your next camping trip, whether you're going alone, with your family, or as part of a group. You'll also find vital information on campground elevations, facilities and hookups, fees and reservations, recreational activities, and zero-impact camping. Whether you want to fish, hunt, or just get away from it all, let this book be your guide.
Author: Patricia K. Kummer
Provides an overview of the state of Idaho, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.
Whether it's a technical ascent of the great west wall of Elephants Perch or a scramble to the summit of 12,662- foot Mount Borah, here's your key to high adventure in Idaho. Tom Lopez has updated and expanded his encyclopedic guide to more than 800 summits. All the features that made the first edition so popular are here in detailed route descriptions, difficulty ratings, summit heights, access information to hundreds of roads and trails, extensive sections on history and geology, and much, much more.
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Idaho Off the Beaten Path shows you the Gem State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed––from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
Author: Kathy Pelta
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Introduces the geography, history, industries, people, and other highlights of the Gem State.
Geology professor Willsey aims to inspire more Idahoans and visitors to take an interest in one of the most compelling and fascinating regions of the earth. He aims to bridge the gap between geologists and the interested public by passing along a collection of fascinating stories told by southern Idaho's rocks and landscapes. Southern Idaho's geologic history spans about 2.5 billion years--more than half that of the Earth. Chapters represent a sampling of the unique geologic features that formed during this immense amount of time. Willsey selects accessible locations that are exceptional in terms of either location or geologic history. --Publisher.
Wagons West Idaho!
Author: Dana Fuller Ross
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Toby Holt heads to the rugged Idaho territory with his family and friends, where he has been appointed military governor by President Grant and given the assignment of establishing a lasting peace with the rebellious Indians.