Along the Sylvan Trail
This episodic novel dips into the lives of struggling and relatable characters as they confront futures that aren’t clearly dictated by conventional planning. The book follows Amber, a young scientist who understands how most things work except for her own heart. Her best friend Josie ricochets from visual arts to poetry to inn-keeping. They keep each other emotionally afloat while their lives stumble along in chaos and uncertainty. Share in their quest to find their place in the world.
The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century
University of Iowa, Iowa and the Midwest Experience
ISBN-13: 978-1609384050 NAMED A KANSAS NOTABLE BOOK, 2017
Most people in the United States live in urban areas; still, there are nearly fifty million people living in small towns of just a few thousand people or less. Some towns are within a short drive of a metropolitan area where people can work, shop, or go to school; some are an hour or more from any sort of urban hub.
The people featured live—by choice or circumstances—in one of nine small communities in five states in the Midwest and Great Plains: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Many people long to return to these towns, places where they may have deep family roots or where they can enjoy short commutes, familiar neighbors, and proximity to rural and wild places.
Traveling the Power Line
In a power-hungry world, all the talk about energy--what's safe and what's risky, what's clean and what's dirty, what's cheap and what's easy--tends to generate more heat than light. What is the real story on power production in this country? Couch takes us along as she visits nine sites where electrical power is developed from different fuel sources. From a geothermal plant in the Mojave Desert to a nuclear plant in Nebraska, from a Wyoming coal-fired plant to a Maine tidal-power project, Couch gives us an insider's look at how power is generated, how it affects neighboring landscapes and the people who live and work there, and how each source comes with its own unique complications.
Jukeboxes & Jackalopes:
A Wyoming Bar Journey
In this collection of essays about out-of-the-way Wyoming bars, Julianne explores what it means to be social in a remote world. She chose sites that had no more than one bar per town, and often, that bar was the only place to go for community gatherings. She explored the antipodes of Wyoming, from the Edelweis bar in Clark, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park, to the Yoder Bar on the southeast edge of Wyoming, not far from the borders of Nebraska and Colorado. In all these places she found companions willing to talk about their place in the state, and their local bar.
Jukeboxes & Jackalopes:
A Photographic Companion to Wyoming Bars & Backways
The Wyoming State Historical Society announces the publication of Jukeboxes and Jackalopes: A Photographic Companion to Wyoming Bars & Backways by Laramie author Julianne Couch and her photographer husband, Ronald K. Hansen. The book that gives readers a glimpse into communities through some of their most established businesses. Funds for publishing the book were made possible through the Julia Yelvington Adams Memorial Revolving Publications Fund. The Society reviewed numerous manuscripts before agreeing on Jukeboxes and Jackalopes, and our intentions are to continue seeking works that will result in the publishing of more books about Wyoming history. To purchase this book contact Julianne directly, or click the link below, which weill take you to the publisher.