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

  • Lori
    Feb 04, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

  • Kristi
    Feb 10, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

  • Katelyn
    Oct 16, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. It was incredibly good. The author shares parts of her life from childhood to adult and the ranch she has owned for 25 years. She makes a connection between them and her love for her land and nature everywhere ...

    Wow, it was a treat to read Houston's stories about living on 120 acres in a valley in Colorado. This is the ultimate voyeurism: reading about living way out with the snow piling up and animals to care for, but without having to do the super hard work that goes along with that lifestyl...

  • Julie
    Oct 07, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

  • Mandy
    Feb 18, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

  • Jessica
    Nov 19, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Vivek Tejuja
    Feb 07, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

  • Laura
    Oct 26, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 10, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

  • Heather Fineisen
    Feb 01, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Brenda Gadd
    Feb 17, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

  • Collin Huber
    Feb 05, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. It was incredibly good. The author shares parts of her life from childhood to adult and the ranch she has owned for 25 years. She makes a connection between them and her love for her land and nature everywhere ...

    Wow, it was a treat to read Houston's stories about living on 120 acres in a valley in Colorado. This is the ultimate voyeurism: reading about living way out with the snow piling up and animals to care for, but without having to do the super hard work that goes along with that lifestyl...

    I forgot how much I love Pam Houston. Great to read something recent from her-and I enjoyed all of it, from her recounting of the forest fires that nearly engulfed her ranch to the daily ins and outs of ranch life. Her love affair with the outdoors and with Colorado is so inspiring to ...

    I loved this story about strength, devotion to and from animals; global warming, and the importance of real friends. Pam Houston?s life in the Colorado Rockies, with her beloved wolfhounds, is a tale of the incredible beauty and fragility of our earth, and of those who are working to...

    I loved this book! I live in CO and have spent a good deal of time in the high country. I could smell all the wonderful smells and feel those clean crisp winds caressing my face while I read this. Once you smell the burn of a forest fire it?s imprinted on your memory forever. This bo...

    Like any essay collection, some of its entries were stronger than other, but none of them were duds. In fact, the final two were so stirring I was sad to see the book come to an end. Houston has collected a moving reflection on how to live a life poised between wonder and grief, hope a...

  • Sara Cutaia
    Nov 07, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

  • Jess
    Jan 31, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. It was incredibly good. The author shares parts of her life from childhood to adult and the ranch she has owned for 25 years. She makes a connection between them and her love for her land and nature everywhere ...

    Wow, it was a treat to read Houston's stories about living on 120 acres in a valley in Colorado. This is the ultimate voyeurism: reading about living way out with the snow piling up and animals to care for, but without having to do the super hard work that goes along with that lifestyl...

    I forgot how much I love Pam Houston. Great to read something recent from her-and I enjoyed all of it, from her recounting of the forest fires that nearly engulfed her ranch to the daily ins and outs of ranch life. Her love affair with the outdoors and with Colorado is so inspiring to ...

    I loved this story about strength, devotion to and from animals; global warming, and the importance of real friends. Pam Houston?s life in the Colorado Rockies, with her beloved wolfhounds, is a tale of the incredible beauty and fragility of our earth, and of those who are working to...

    I loved this book! I live in CO and have spent a good deal of time in the high country. I could smell all the wonderful smells and feel those clean crisp winds caressing my face while I read this. Once you smell the burn of a forest fire it?s imprinted on your memory forever. This bo...

    Like any essay collection, some of its entries were stronger than other, but none of them were duds. In fact, the final two were so stirring I was sad to see the book come to an end. Houston has collected a moving reflection on how to live a life poised between wonder and grief, hope a...

    As someone who lives in Colorado and has a deep love for the natural world, dogs, rural towns, and lives well lived this book was the perfect love letter to all of these things and more. The book came at a perfect time and asked us to love the earth or at least take notice of it?s be...

  • Andrew
    Sep 26, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

  • Kales
    Nov 07, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • Courtney Forsythe
    Feb 16, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. It was incredibly good. The author shares parts of her life from childhood to adult and the ranch she has owned for 25 years. She makes a connection between them and her love for her land and nature everywhere ...

    Wow, it was a treat to read Houston's stories about living on 120 acres in a valley in Colorado. This is the ultimate voyeurism: reading about living way out with the snow piling up and animals to care for, but without having to do the super hard work that goes along with that lifestyl...

    I forgot how much I love Pam Houston. Great to read something recent from her-and I enjoyed all of it, from her recounting of the forest fires that nearly engulfed her ranch to the daily ins and outs of ranch life. Her love affair with the outdoors and with Colorado is so inspiring to ...

    I loved this story about strength, devotion to and from animals; global warming, and the importance of real friends. Pam Houston?s life in the Colorado Rockies, with her beloved wolfhounds, is a tale of the incredible beauty and fragility of our earth, and of those who are working to...

    I loved this book! I live in CO and have spent a good deal of time in the high country. I could smell all the wonderful smells and feel those clean crisp winds caressing my face while I read this. Once you smell the burn of a forest fire it?s imprinted on your memory forever. This bo...

  • Brooke Dilling
    Nov 06, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

  • Haley Nixt
    Feb 02, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. It was incredibly good. The author shares parts of her life from childhood to adult and the ranch she has owned for 25 years. She makes a connection between them and her love for her land and nature everywhere ...

    Wow, it was a treat to read Houston's stories about living on 120 acres in a valley in Colorado. This is the ultimate voyeurism: reading about living way out with the snow piling up and animals to care for, but without having to do the super hard work that goes along with that lifestyl...

    I forgot how much I love Pam Houston. Great to read something recent from her-and I enjoyed all of it, from her recounting of the forest fires that nearly engulfed her ranch to the daily ins and outs of ranch life. Her love affair with the outdoors and with Colorado is so inspiring to ...

    I loved this story about strength, devotion to and from animals; global warming, and the importance of real friends. Pam Houston?s life in the Colorado Rockies, with her beloved wolfhounds, is a tale of the incredible beauty and fragility of our earth, and of those who are working to...

    I loved this book! I live in CO and have spent a good deal of time in the high country. I could smell all the wonderful smells and feel those clean crisp winds caressing my face while I read this. Once you smell the burn of a forest fire it?s imprinted on your memory forever. This bo...

    Like any essay collection, some of its entries were stronger than other, but none of them were duds. In fact, the final two were so stirring I was sad to see the book come to an end. Houston has collected a moving reflection on how to live a life poised between wonder and grief, hope a...

    As someone who lives in Colorado and has a deep love for the natural world, dogs, rural towns, and lives well lived this book was the perfect love letter to all of these things and more. The book came at a perfect time and asked us to love the earth or at least take notice of it?s be...

    This is very out of character to read--a memoir made up of essays!--but the subject of the outdoors and Pam Houston's writing (plus the absolutely lovely cover) just made me eat this up. It's also perfectly timed for me, because I'm starting to realize that I'm not a city person and th...

  • Michele
    Feb 18, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

  • Susan
    Feb 13, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. It was incredibly good. The author shares parts of her life from childhood to adult and the ranch she has owned for 25 years. She makes a connection between them and her love for her land and nature everywhere ...

    Wow, it was a treat to read Houston's stories about living on 120 acres in a valley in Colorado. This is the ultimate voyeurism: reading about living way out with the snow piling up and animals to care for, but without having to do the super hard work that goes along with that lifestyl...

    I forgot how much I love Pam Houston. Great to read something recent from her-and I enjoyed all of it, from her recounting of the forest fires that nearly engulfed her ranch to the daily ins and outs of ranch life. Her love affair with the outdoors and with Colorado is so inspiring to ...

    I loved this story about strength, devotion to and from animals; global warming, and the importance of real friends. Pam Houston?s life in the Colorado Rockies, with her beloved wolfhounds, is a tale of the incredible beauty and fragility of our earth, and of those who are working to...

  • Amy Carlson
    Feb 16, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. It was incredibly good. The author shares parts of her life from childhood to adult and the ranch she has owned for 25 years. She makes a connection between them and her love for her land and nature everywhere ...

    Wow, it was a treat to read Houston's stories about living on 120 acres in a valley in Colorado. This is the ultimate voyeurism: reading about living way out with the snow piling up and animals to care for, but without having to do the super hard work that goes along with that lifestyl...

    I forgot how much I love Pam Houston. Great to read something recent from her-and I enjoyed all of it, from her recounting of the forest fires that nearly engulfed her ranch to the daily ins and outs of ranch life. Her love affair with the outdoors and with Colorado is so inspiring to ...

  • Katie
    Oct 11, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • Susan Burlew
    Jan 09, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...

    A new book by Pam Houston is always a cause for celebration. Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is to be read slowly and savored. The language takes you from despair to joy in one paragraph. It?s strong sense of place puts you in the middle of the Colorado wildfires of 2013...

    I loved this book. Pam Houston has done most of the things I daydreamed about doing. Some things we have in common at various times of our lives. I met her briefly at a writer's conference in Taos NM years ago. I could see her and perhaps even that of the Irish Wolfhound in profile as ...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and thought it sounded interesting. It was incredibly good. The author shares parts of her life from childhood to adult and the ranch she has owned for 25 years. She makes a connection between them and her love for her land and nature everywhere ...

  • Ilse
    Feb 12, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

  • Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir
    Feb 07, 2019

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

  • Tomigirl44
    Sep 22, 2018

    Thoughts soon. ...

    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, ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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 ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    Deep Creek is a one-of-a-kind account of living on a ranch in rural Creede, Colorado. Over a 30 year timespan, Houston recaps stories involving all aspects of country solitude, including a harrowing account of the West Fork Fire Complex. Sometimes people can be cruel, sometimes neighbo...

    Beautiful. And sad and difficult to read. I?ve never read Pam Houston before, but I love her connection to the land and the power it has to heal. ...

    Sometimes, in order to find yourself, you have to get lost in the wilderness. That is the path that was taken by author Pam Houston (COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS, CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED) when, in 1993, she bought a timeworn homestead high in the Colorado Rockies. From the outset, the ...

    4.5 stars I randomly stumbled upon this book last year while searching through the ?recently ordered? books on my library?s app...after reading the description I put myself on the waitlist and anxiously awaited its arrival. Deep Creek is my first experience with Pam Houston an...

    Deep Creek by Pam Houston Full disclosure: I?m grateful to NetGalley for the free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 5 stars. Wow ? this book is amazing! Although I had other plans (including a number of books ahead of this one to ...