Taking Care by William Kittredge
Thoughts on Storytelling and Belief

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In Taking Care, William Kittredge relates his coming of age on a property his family transformed from a farm dependent on horses to a modern agribusiness. Painfully reflecting on the abandonment of old ways, Kittredge calls for new, radical stories about the West that will foster compassion and caretaking.

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William Kittredge teaches at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Published October 11, 1999 by Milkweed Editions. 162 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Still do.” Kittredge ruined his land as a young farmer—turned his soil saline from over-irrigation, poisoned it with pesticides, eradicated the coyotes and badgers in even nastier ways—but stopped upon realizing he was killing one of the “small settlements, many rough-edged and isolated, held tog...

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