Bryce Andrews Reading May 8th

We are thrilled to welcome Montana author Bryce Andrews (Bad Luck Way) to Chapter One for a reading from his new book Down From the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear.  Wednesday May 8th at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

252 Main St.
Hamilton, MT 59840
Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781328972453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 16th, 2019

 

The grizzly is one of North America's few remaining large predators. Their range is diminished, but they're spreading across the West again. Descending into valleys where once they were king, bears find the landscape they'd known for eons utterly changed by the new most dominant animal: humans. As the grizzlies approach, the people of the region are wary, at best, of their return. 

In searing detail, award-winning writer, Montana rancher, and conservationist Bryce Andrews tells us about one such grizzly. Millie is a typical mother: strong, cunning, fiercely protective of her cubs. But raising those cubs--a challenging task in the best of times--becomes ever harder as the mountains change, the climate warms and people crowd the valleys. There are obvious dangers, like poachers, and subtle ones as well, like the corn field that draws her out of the foothills and sets her on a path toward trouble and ruin. 

That trouble is where Bryce's story intersects with Millie's. It is the heart of Down from the Mountain, a singular drama evoking a much larger one: an entangled, bloody collision between two species in the modern-day West, where the shrinking wilds force man and bear into ever closer proximity.