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Laura Bell

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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.

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Claiming Ground

Written by Laura Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $15.00

A Providence Journal Best Book of the Year

In 1977, Laura Bell left her family home in Kentucky for a wild and unexpected adventure: herding sheep in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. The only woman in a man’s world, she nevertheless found a home among the strange community of drunks and eccentrics... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Claiming Ground

Written by Laura Bell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $24.95

In 1977, Laura Bell, at loose ends after graduating from college, leaves her family home in Kentucky for a wild and unexpected adventure: herding sheep in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin. Inexorably drawn to this life of solitude and physical toil, a young woman in a man’s world, she is perhaps the oddest... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Claiming Ground

Written by Laura Bell


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $11.99

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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