Bozeman Library Event: Michelle Nijuis

Country Bookshelf is proud to support the Bozeman Library's Virtual Author Event with Michelle Nijhuis in conversation with Betsy Gaines Quammen

May 6, 2021 at 6:30pm MT

Join us for a fascinating conversation on wildlife conservation and other environmental concerns with authors Michelle Nijhuis and Betsy Gaines Quammen.

When you buy your books between 4/30/21 and 5/7/21 from Country Bookshelf, we will donate 20% to the library to support more great programs! Limited number of signed books available on a first come basis. 


Beloved Beasts by Michelle Nijuis is the definitive history of the conservation movement, in all its turbulent, passionate, problematic glory. It shines a bright and unsparing light on environmentalism's most influential hidden figures, and breathes new life into Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and other heroes you thought you knew.

Michelle Nijhuis is the author of the new book Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction. She is a project editor for The Atlantic and a longtime contributing editor for High Country News, and her reporting has appeared in publications including National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine. After 15 years off the electrical grid in rural Colorado, she and her family now live in southwestern Washington state. 

American Zion by Betsy Gaines Quammen, is the story of the Bundy family, famous for their armed conflicts in the West. With an antagonism that goes back to the very first Mormons who fled the Midwest for the Great Basin, they hold a sense of entitlement that confronts both law and democracy. Today their cowboy confrontations threaten public lands, wild species, and American heritage.

 Betsy Gaines Quammen is a historian, conservationist, and author of American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God and Public Lands in the West. She received a doctorate in Environmental History from Montana State University in 2017 and has studied various religious traditions over the years, with particular attention to how cultures view landscape and wildlife. The rural American West, pastoral communities of northern Mongolia, and the grasslands of East Africa have been her main areas of interest. Betsy lives in Bozeman, Montana, with her husband, writer David Quammen, two huge dogs, an overweight cat, and a pretty big python named Boots.

Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324001683
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 9th, 2021

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American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God & Public Lands in the West Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948814140
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Torrey House Press - March 24th, 2020

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