A lovely, eloquent memoir that lopes along with grace and prosody that is noth-
ing short of inspiring for what's seen, felt, heard in the landscape over the course
of the 20th century American West. Flo Shepard's lyrical sense of place trans-
ports us to a Western America that lives only in the rare mind able to depict with
clarity the shape and feeling of the land, the fresh scent of a home-cooked meal,
the joy of family, the anguish and realities of loss and, most of all, the progression
of a life so generously lived and shared.
Bernie Krause, author of The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places
FRK Shepard's Sometimes Creek is quite simply a long overdue, much needed
contribution to the literature of the American West. Her life story -- perenni-
ally exposed to the harsh yet gorgeous realities of life at the edge of wild nature;
and perennially nourished by the fierce, strong lineages of human love -- is also,
and most importantly, a woman's story. Listen carefully. Then, listen again. An
archaic wisdom is speaking and its message is urgent.
-- Casey Walker, writer and editor of
The Wild Duck Review