The Mammoth Letters: Running Away to a Mountain Town

The Mammoth Letters: Running Away to a Mountain Town

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Overview

The Mammoth Letters: Running Away to a Mountain Town by Jennifer K. Crittenden, Kira Hirsch, Melanie Taylor

Questions arise when a big city family moves to a remote mountain town in the Eastern Sierra: Why is there a bear in the grocery store? What happened to the missing school teacher? Where do you buy soccer socks around here? Skillfully blending anecdote, history, and description, The Mammoth Letters is an amusing and sensitive portrayal of an eclectic town and its colorful inhabitants and will inspire anyone who has wondered about making the leap from one world to another. In a book of wide emotional range, readers will discover mystery, beauty, and tragedy in how a majestic but unforgiving alpine wilderness affects those living at its edge.

“Had a blast reading this. The author definitely did her homework, and I learned a lot. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or an old time local, you’ll enjoy the Crittenden adventures.”

~Shields Richardson, Mammoth Lakes Town Councilman and Former Mayor

“Funny, fun, and honest, The Mammoth Letters is a fantastic snapshot of life and culture in one of California’s most quirky, charming and remote communities.”

~Mike Gervais, Mammoth Times Publisher

“In the tradition of great storytellers, the author gives us a humorous and informative glimpse into the lives of the intrepid ‘git ’er done’ people who built this community and the trials and tribulations that brought us from the past to the present.”

~ Robert Joki, President of the Southern Mono Historical Society

About the author:

JENNIFER K. CRITTENDEN lived in San Diego for twenty years before moving to Mammoth Lakes, California with her family. A former CFO, she is the author of two previous business-related books. She is originally from Southern Indiana.

A one dollar donation will be made to the Southern Mono Historical Society with each purchase of a new paperback.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984736089
Publisher: Whistling Rabbit Press
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 1,172,141
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Contents


INTRODUCTION 5

DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL 7

STRANGE EARTH THINGS 16

YELLOW CARDS AND OTHER LOCAL COLOR 28

GETTING HIGH 36

BEARS BEARS BEARS 41

IN WHICH WE VENTURE TO BISHOP 46

ABSENS ET INDAGANS 53

LANDSCRAPS 77

GETTING SCHOOLED 78

A LENS CLOUD PERCHED 95

IN WHICH WE CONFRONT WHAT WE HAVE DONE 96

HOW DO I GET TO SANTA CRUZ FROM HERE? 100

FINISH THE HIGHWAY! 105

LOCAL FAUNA 119

SNOW COMES 132

NOTES ON SOURCES 141

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 142

BIBLIOGRAPHY 143

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