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A transcendent memoir from an author of rare talent, Laura Bell’s Claiming Ground recounts Bell’s time living mostly alone in the hills of Wyoming, where she herded sheep and cattle and battled isolation. A journey to the heart of self, Bell’s work sparkles with shimmering prose and remarkable insight. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bell’s extraordinary ability to impart a true sense of place on each page reveals a stark and stunning landscape populated with a playbill of peculiar personalities.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Selected for the March 2010 Indie Next List
  • One of the Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Memoir
  • Nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erica | 4/23/2011

    " Nearly a five. Honest, beautiful memoir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee | 3/11/2011

    " So far pretty good. A new Ivan Doig style writer
    Beautifully written. Just didn't tie up well at the eb\nd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzy | 12/16/2010

    " I loved this book. Amazing scenery, eccentric characters, life, love, death, and joy all rolled into one. Have a box of tissues handy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lee | 10/10/2010

    " Great book and an easy read. "

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About the Author

Laura Bell’s work has been published in several collections, and from the Wyoming Arts Council she has received two literature fellowships, as well as the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Award and the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. She lives in Cody, Wyoming, and since 2000 has worked there for the Nature Conservancy.

About the Narrator

Laurie Birmingham is an experienced stage actress. She has appeared in many theaters around the country, and has recently returned to the Milwaukee Rep. Laurie lives with her rescue dog, Odi, in Milwaukee.