Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

Beloved writer and teacher Pam Houston explores what ties her to the earth in essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air. ?How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us.? In her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, Pam Houston explores what ties her to the earth?her 120-acre homestead in the Colorado Rockies most of all. Here, elk calves Beloved writer and teacher Pam Houston explores what ties her to the earth in essays as lucid and invigorating ...

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Title:Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country
Author:Pam Houston
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0393241025
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Reviews

  • Marion
    Feb 20, 2019
    This was the most beautiful, wonderful book. Pam Houston?s writing is so beautiful, and I think it?s because she is genuinely earnest and filled with love. What a remarkable book of stories about her love for the earth and our plant/animal neighbors/community; the healing she has r...
  • Renata
    Mar 14, 2019
    I actually haven't read any of Pam Houston's other books but I picked this one up because this kind of Nature Feelings Memoir is extremely my jam. (I mention this because throughout the book she talks about people telling her how much some of her other books have mean to them.) Anyw...
  • Ariel
    Feb 18, 2019
    Blown away by this lovely book. It reads like the best, engaging fiction but has the oomph and meaningfulness of memoir. Houston is such a lovely writer. I am surprised and delighted that I am just discovering her now. Of course, this is not a book for everyone. It?s not perfect. Yet...
  • Lori
    Feb 04, 2019
    I've been reading Pam Houston's books, articles, basically anything she has written since 1992. Perhaps it is our mutual affinity for wild places, our love of Colorado, that she is close in age to me and so her journeys of self-discovery seem to parallel mine -- whatever the reason, I ...
  • Jessica
    Feb 11, 2019
    I LOVE to read books about farming/farms because I have a fantasy about that life (mostly that I would be really good at it and love every minute of it) and they always leave me feeling like time is slipping away and I have to DO IT NOW and I spend the next five days looking at farm pr...
  • Susan Lim
    Feb 22, 2019
    This book was exactly what I needed at this moment in my life. It was a respite from the shrillness of today?s social media/political atmosphere. I want so much to visit the ranch, sleep in Bob Pinckley?s cabin, listening to the night sounds. Houston wrote a love story to this Ear...
  • Kate
    Mar 07, 2019
    Beautifully written about family, relationships, people, love of animals, and love of sense of place. ...
  • Kristi
    Feb 10, 2019
    I love this book with my entire heart. Read this book if: ... you?ve ever fallen in love with a piece of land, especially in the Colorado mountains ... the fate of this planet has ever brought you to tears ... you love animals more than humans (at least sometimes) ... you?ve...
  • Emily
    Feb 23, 2019
    I just finished Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country and as I turned the last page, I thought, ?I am so glad I read this book.? I?m a Colorado native, and though I grew up on the front range, far away from Creede where most of Houston?s love letter to her ranch is set, ...
  • Julie
    Oct 07, 2018
    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...
  • Stephany Wilkes
    Feb 24, 2019
    Memoir, yes, but as much a memoir of climate, planet, and place as it is about the author and her ranch. I loved the levels of story here: home as a planet, as a ranch, as safety in changing conditions that maybe aren't really safe for anything, anymore. The timing and material in this...
  • Jessica
    Nov 19, 2018
    9,000 feet above sea level is a Place, a ranch, surrounded by mountains on most sides. It has allowed a Jersey Girl nursing a myriad of wounds to heal, grow, and love. This poignant ode to Place, to nature, to natural beauty, and ultimately optimism - is a pushback against cynicism and...
  • Chris
    Feb 25, 2019
    In this revealing memoir and meditation on wilderness and place Pam Houston lays bare her soul and her love for her little piece of paradise- 120 acres at 9,000 feet near the headwaters of the Rio Grande in South Central Colorado. Sadly to pay for living the dream she is often away fro...
  • Vivek Tejuja
    Feb 07, 2019
    Pam Houston?s Deep Creek has to be read, actually savoured with enough time on your hand. It cannot and shouldn?t be rushed with. This book is about home and place and what is their meaning to someone who has spent half her life travelling around the world. More than that though, i...
  • Tina Humphrey Boogren
    Feb 04, 2019
    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...
  • Jen
    Feb 26, 2019
    Perhaps because I have been reading some really amazing things lately, this fell flat. Clearly, I am in the minority. Everyone has their cup of tea, this just isn't mine ...
  • Laura
    Oct 26, 2018
    A balm for the soul, a visit with an old friend, a love song to the Earth. This book was all that and more. Cowboys Are My Weakness was a touchstone for me when I was in my mid-twenties, and this book served as a reminder of the fiery, uncertain young woman I once was and an illustrati...
  • Liz
    Feb 21, 2019
    Oh my goodness this book is wonderful. I would have given it 10 stars if I could. She made me laugh, she made me cry, she made me go back and re-read sections... I had requested the library buy the ebook version of this and they did and that is what I read. But she also made me go and ...
  • Vicky Griffith
    Mar 04, 2019
    A love letter to the 120-acre ranch that Pam Houston calls her own in the mountains of Colorado. Simple writing, but poetry all the same. #25wordbookreview ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 10, 2019
    Thoughts soon. ...
  • Gail
    Mar 03, 2019
    These essays are also memoir... All are well-written and hold your attention. She tells her own story against the backdrop of the land and the planet. I very much enjoyed the book. ...
  • Heather Fineisen
    Feb 01, 2019
    I love Pam Houston for the way she loves. Be it cowboys, her animals, writing or in this volume her ranch. Houston is at her best here, in love with the land. Her essay on the fire that devastated the surrounding area was interesting if a bit too detailed and off balance with the rest ...
  • Sara Cutaia
    Nov 07, 2018
    Pam Houston's writing is the most comforting and encouraging writing that tackles the horrors and pains of this world that I've ever read. With prose that sings, she takes you through the years that she's lived on her 120-acre ranch in Creede, Colorado, and relays the joys and terrors ...
  • Kales
    Nov 07, 2018
    This is a book I wouldn't normally pick up. It is a memoir, outdoorsy, and about subjects I don't give any care about. However, I heard Pam Houston speak and after her enigmatic talk I knew I had to read this book. I hadn't read anything else of hers--in fact, I didn't know she was a f...
  • Cyndi
    Feb 14, 2019
    Love love loved this book. I did not know Pam Houston but I want to read everything by her now. And I so admire her heart and smarts and the whole notion of holding our sadness and our sense of uplift all at once. I read this book in less than a week. The writing and the story are just...
  • Nedra Isenberg
    Mar 06, 2019
    This is the first book I?ve read by Pam Houston but it won?t be the last. I enjoyed this book and her writing style. ...
  • Katie
    Oct 11, 2018
    It took me awhile to write this review because I am still getting over the excitement of reading a new book from Pam Houston. Her writing was moving and I felt like I could see her ranch and all of the places she described so beautifully. This is an important book about being a woman, ...
  • Lisa Marie
    Feb 28, 2019
    I haven?t loved a book this much in a while. And then I loved it a little more right before it came to an end. Great writing and read if your heart belongs as much in the outdoors as it does anywhere else. ...
  • RMazin
    Nov 12, 2018
    Deep Creek is Pam Houston?s invitation to her ranch home in the high country of Colorado. She bravely invites the reader into the world she has made for herself. From an old homestead, Houston has created a refuge, a home of natural beauty, with animals both wild and domestic. Here H...
  • Ilse
    Feb 12, 2019
    I wouldn't have thought it possible to get so emotionally invested in a place I've never been to, but if anything happens to this Colorado ranch I would be devastated. I sometimes struggle with memoirs/biography type books as they often get bogged down with too many date/time/place det...