Claiming Ground

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.78 hours)
Product Number: Z00116
Released: May 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461825418
Narrator/s: Laurie Birmingham
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A transcendent memoir from an author of rare talent, Laura Bell's Claiming Ground recounts Bell's time living mostly alone in the hills of Wyoming, where she herded sheep and cattle and battled isolation. A journey to the heart of self, Bell's work sparkles with shimmering prose and remarkable insight. "Bell's extraordinary ability to impart a true sense of place on each page reveals a stark and stunning landscape populated with a playbill of peculiar personalities."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Claiming Ground
Product Number: BX00001456
Product Number:Z00116
Product Number:C5393

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Author(s): Laura Bell
Narrator(s): Laurie Birmingham
Product Number C5393
Released: Nov 09, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440793325
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Author(s): Laura Bell
Product Number EB00170846
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307592897

Professional reviews

"Laura Bell went out west in 1977, leaving her family in Kentucky and gaining a life of hard work and solitude among the sheepherders in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. It's a hard existence, and Bell's fittingly stark and amazingly appealing memoir of her transformation from an Easterner to a Westerner is ably narrated by Laurie Birmingham. Her reading is unhurried and her voice quite nuanced--not soft but not harsh or sharp. It's the voice of one who recalls more than three decades of life--of gains and losses, laughter and heartache--a life that is shaped by the vast landscape of which these incidents are but a part. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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