Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album (Vintage Departures) (Paperback)
In her autobiography, Teresa Jordan tells the history of the American West through the story of her family losing Iron Mountain Ranch. The author places western American cultural binaries under the public eye: ranching vs. academia, self vs. place, sense of place vs. sense of profit, individualism vs. community, truth vs. myth, and emotionality vs. stoicism. A must-read for the feminists of the American West.
-Recommended by Ella
The daughter and granddaughter of Wyoming ranchers, Teresa Jordan gives us a lyrical and superbly evocative book that is at once a family chronicle and a eulogy for the land her people helped shape and in time were forced to leave. Author readings.
About the Author
Teresa Jordan, an author and artist, is best known for her memoir Riding the White Horse Home as well as Field Notes from Yosemite: Apprentice to Place, Field Notes from the Grand Canyon: Raging River, Quiet Mind, Cowgirls: Women of the American West, and The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off). She resides in Utah with her husband.