Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado


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University of Iowa Press
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5.35 X 0.57 X 8.97 inches | 0.59 pounds

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About the Author

Andrea M. Jones was born and raised in Colorado, where she lives with her husband and their two horses. Her essays have appeared in Orion, the Christian ScienceMonitor, High Country News, and Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-Based Writing, among others. She is the owner of Jones Literary Services.


"Westerners have arrived at a Y in Nature's rocky road--a forked path littered with ethical questions. In Between Urban and Wild, Andrea Jones offers humble and probing answers to the question of whether it's too late for Westerners to find an integral way of being with the land, and not just on the land. Her book offers hope."--Page Lambert, author, In Search of Kinship: Modern Pioneering on the Western Landscape

"In Between Urban and Wild, Andrea Jones explores the dangers and contradictions of establishing her home between urban and wild lands. Wasting no energy on blame, anger, or excuses, she examines ways to live more responsibly, demonstrating how we must thoughtfully adjust to our surroundings rather than changing the landscape to fit our whims."--Linda M. Hasselstrom, author, No Place Like Home: Notes from a Western Life

"Andrea Jones's Between Urban and Wild is a touching account of her intimate connection with the natural world of central Colorado, a land that is, like her book, simultaneously severe and beautiful. Through a combination of flashbacks and present-day musings, she invites the reader to appreciate the joys, challenges, and sublimity of this landscape. She offers up a deeply personal, deeply affecting narrative of a life inseparable from the land."--Matthew Wynn Sivils