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Milkweed Editions, Mar 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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Describes how the author and her family built a wilderness homestead in 1959 Montana that grew into a flourishing ranch and recounts the many adventures that found their roots in early American western and pioneering traditions. IP.

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User Review  - Deborah Mantle - Goodreads

Annick Smith has always had a 'desire for wildness'. This desire takes her from Chicago to Seattle to Montana where she feels the 'ecstatic pull of landscape and sky'. 'Homestead' is about life in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Essays about a grown up hippie emigre of Hungarian Jewish descent from Chicago and her new found life in Montana that may be interesting if the names Dick Hugo and William Kittredge are familiar otherwise not so much. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Annick Smith is the author of several books, most recently "In This We Are Native: On Going Away and Coming Home" and "Homestead," She is coeditor of the Montana anthology "The Last Best Place" and an award-winning story writer. Susan O'Connor, a philanthropist and arts advocate, is the president of the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and a board member of the Orion Society. Contributors: Rick Bass, Mary Clearman Blew, Judy Blunt, Lois Conner, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Dan Flores, Richard Ford, Lee Friedlander, James Galvin, Ian Glennie, Jim Harrison, Richard Hugo, Fredericka Hunter, Geoffrey James, William Kittredge, Barry Lopez, Richard Manning, Peter Matthiessen, Thomas McGuane, Susan O'Connor, Annick Smith, M. L. Smoker, Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, and James Welch.