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

  • Renata
    Mar 14, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Some of the essays and writing in this memoir is poignant and gripped my attention, especially Houston's descriptions of her childhood and how her connection to the ranch and the security it gave her to overcome the childhood trauma. All those parts of the book are 4, 5 star in my book...

    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 ...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Kristina
    Feb 23, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

  • Kristi
    Feb 10, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

  • Jen
    Feb 26, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

  • Sam
    Apr 19, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Some of the essays and writing in this memoir is poignant and gripped my attention, especially Houston's descriptions of her childhood and how her connection to the ranch and the security it gave her to overcome the childhood trauma. All those parts of the book are 4, 5 star in my book...

  • Liz
    Feb 21, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Some of the essays and writing in this memoir is poignant and gripped my attention, especially Houston's descriptions of her childhood and how her connection to the ranch and the security it gave her to overcome the childhood trauma. All those parts of the book are 4, 5 star in my book...

    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 ...

  • Susan
    Jun 15, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 10, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

  • Ellen Hartman
    Jun 03, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Some of the essays and writing in this memoir is poignant and gripped my attention, especially Houston's descriptions of her childhood and how her connection to the ranch and the security it gave her to overcome the childhood trauma. All those parts of the book are 4, 5 star in my book...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I've been holding onto my copy of Pam Houston's Cowboys are my Weakness for my entire adult life. I don't know how or why I went to her reading at the The Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, but I did and I went home with a signed book. I absolutely loved those stories. Other that ...

  • Kristin Boldon
    May 23, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

  • Lukie
    May 07, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

  • Heather Fineisen
    Feb 01, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

  • Tiffany
    May 18, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Some of the essays and writing in this memoir is poignant and gripped my attention, especially Houston's descriptions of her childhood and how her connection to the ranch and the security it gave her to overcome the childhood trauma. All those parts of the book are 4, 5 star in my book...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I've been holding onto my copy of Pam Houston's Cowboys are my Weakness for my entire adult life. I don't know how or why I went to her reading at the The Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, but I did and I went home with a signed book. I absolutely loved those stories. Other that ...

    I loved this book! I'd give it 4.5 stars...The images she paints with her writing-makes me close my eyes and easily be able to see her ranch, animals, her hopes and fears. Deep Creek is a one of a kind collection of essays about Houston's experience connecting to her ranch in Creed...

  • Jessica Klahr
    May 13, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

  • Katie
    Oct 11, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

  • RMazin
    Nov 12, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    An exquisite love letter to Colorado and the Earth. So beautiful. ...

    Any book that brings me to tears on multiple occasions deserves all the stars. I expected a lot. It packed way more wallop. ...

    I had to get over myself to enjoy this book. I was actually really kind of jealous, because Pam is living out one of the dreams I had as a little girl. I wanted to be a writer, live in a cabin like Thoreau, get published, and be famous. But mostly I wanted to worship nature by living o...

    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 ...

    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...

    "Could a person mourn and be joyful simultaneously? I understood it as the challenge of the twenty-first century. Maybe it was simply what being a grown-up meant." I will read anything Pam Houston writes...and I have, following her through the cowboy affairs of her 20s , where I fir...

    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...

    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...

    Despite, and considering, the abuse she suffered growing up, Houston's embrace of life, and the many challenges she encourages, is inspiring. Foremost, her insights about finding joy in her love of nature even whilst grieving the damage to the natural world, is balm for my soul and a h...

    I love this book so much. So beautiful, sad, thoughtful, loving, painful. The earth, animals, abuse, nature. "I finally realized _I_ could be the cowboy." ...

    This book was everything I hoped for and more and the audiobook rendition was incredible. Walking around with Pam as she read these essays felt like spending time with an old friend, if that friend is way more experienced and well-traveled than you. I thought she wove stories from her ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...