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The Book of Yaak [Signed by the Author] by  Rick Bass - First Edition - 1996 - from West Side Book Shop, ABAA and Biblio.com

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The Book of Yaak [Signed by the Author]

by Bass, Rick

Condition: As New/As New


Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xvi, 190 pp. First Edition, 1996. Signed by the Author on Title Page. "The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, wolverine, lynx, marten, fisher, elk, and even a handful of humans. It is a land of magic, but its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. The Yaak does have one trick up its sleeve, though: a writer to give it voice. In Winter Rick Bass portrayed the wonder of living in the valley. In The Book of Yaak he captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, we too are lost. Rick Bass has never been a writer to hold back, but The Book of Yaak is his most passionate book yet, a dramatic narrative of a man fighting to defend the place he loves." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon half-cloth with maroon paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, and even a handful of humans. But its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. In The Book of Yaak Rick Bass captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, so too will be the human riches of mystery and imagination.




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