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Erik Reece

Erik Reece won the Sierra Club’s David R. Brower Award for his book Lost Mountain (Riverhead Books), about strip mining in the Appalachians. He’s also written a memoir about his Southern Baptist upbringing titled An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God (Riverhead Books). He is a writer-in-residence at the University of Kentucky, and his work has appeared in Harper’s, Orion, the Nation, and Oxford American.

— From April 2010
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

In The Presence Of Rock And Sky

We were standing, about ten of us, at the top of the Fanaråkbreen Glacier, bound together by a thick rope and a common desire not to disappear under thin ice. It was the height of summer in Norway, and down below, the annual glacial melt was well underway.

April 2010
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