Cover This Country Like Snow: and Other Stories

Cover This Country Like Snow: and Other Stories

by Kristine Zeigler


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In these ten stories set before, during and after the water wars between the sophisticated City of Los Angeles and the rural underdogs from the Owens Valley, the characters want one thing— to survive. Here are swashbuckling, daring and undisciplined explorers and miners, a former prisoner at a World War II relocation camp, abused and displaced Native Americans, and even one very ancient tree, brought together across time and terrain to tell their tales. Cover This Country Like Snow evokes the Wild West in its adventure, heroism and majestic mountain vistas. But where land and water are involved, so too is cowardice, greed and the violent ambitions of humanity to harness the power of nature—at any cost.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732904408
Publisher: Kristine Zeigler
Publication date: 12/09/2018
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

KRISTINE ZEIGLER is a third-generation Californian who grew up in the rural communities of Bishop and Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Zeigler previously reported on energy and toxic waste laws and regulations in Washington, D.C.. For the past twenty years, Zeigler has been an environmental non-profit leader focused on preserving nature with, and for, people. Zeigler was awarded a residency at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest as part of an Oregon State University program to promote understanding of humanity's role in nature. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mono Lake Committee and blogs about natural and cultural history. Zeigler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Joe and holds a private pilot's license.

Table of Contents

I. About the Author

II. Stories


Nomenclatura 1

Cover This Country Like Snow 11

What Is Rightly Mine 35

Doc Gooding 53

The Walker Boys and the Alabama Gates 79

Mrs. Hanson 93

Parable of the Pupfish 105

The Girl’s a Bore 115

The Mounds of Mitsue 131

Elvis 145

III. Acknowledgments

IV. To Learn More

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