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Discoveries-Short Stories of the San Juan Mountains

Kent Nelson's varied and entertaining stories, set in the San Juan Mountains, draw the reader to explore, and make accessible, the difficult landscape of human emotions. They have been described as "intense" and intellectually honest. The dramas spring from authentically cautious people caught between heart and mind, between understanding and mystery, lyricism and realistic experience. In Discoveries there are no blind weaklings or self-righteous heroes, but rather people in between--alive, alert, and struggling with the dilemmas of their everyday lives. The persistent wisdom of the natural landscape teaches, controls, and sometimes heals.