This posthumous collection by the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and natural historian transcribes monologues originally written for radio meditating on humans' connection to nature, particularly that found near the author's home in Utah.
Funny, wry, steeped in nature and as sharp as the needles on a pinyon pine, these essays will make you rethink your view of the American West. Meloy’s wise and unexpected observations are a pure delight.
... a posthumous collection of regional sketches that remind us of our coequal status in the animal kingdom ... The brief essays in Seasons were written to be read for local radio and they’re buoyed by a wonderful conversational ease and puckish sense of humor.
With keen wit and subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) humor, Meloy also tackles the more serious issues that living in the West entails with thoughtful but tough observations, and what it means to be a liberal in a community that's otherwise ... A short but vital collection of vignettes about nature and place that readers in libraries in the West would especially appreciate.