04/05/2019 - 6:30pm
Reviewers call Joe Wilkin's new novel Fall Back Down When I Die “a masterpiece. Lean and authentic, this twenty-first century western captures what so many rural Americans on the margins are feeling...In prose as rugged and beautiful as the story’s Montana setting, Joe Wilkins has written... an absolutely stunning book in every way.” – Nickolas Butler, internationally best-selling author of Shotgun Lovesongs. "I cannot praise it enough” says Luis Alberto Urrea. "Perfectly explicates the clash between the cowboys and ranchers of the old west and the environmentalists and seekers of the new... vibrant characters drawn with fairness and deep heart... who will get under your skin and stay there... this book is about America” -Pam Houston, best-selling author of Cowboys Are My Weakness "Joe Wilkins has a big, true, highway-running American voice. When you see a new book of his, you should celebrate. Just buy it, put down the window, and let the music blow back your hair. It’s nothing but alive." -- Luis Alberto Urrea, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Into the Beautiful North "Joe Wilkins’ poems are... reminders that miraculous secrets are hidden in the fabric of everyday life. These poems show us the truth and even the dignity of ordinary experience." -- Billy Collins Joe Wilkin's memoir The Mountain and the Fathers is a Montana Book Award Honor Book, Finalist for the Orion Book Award, and winner of the GLCA New Writers Award. Called by reviewers "mythic, redemptive, and sustaining. If you want to read what matters, read this." -Kim Barnes, author of In the Wilderness "Joe Wilkins grew up hard in the middle of nowhere—the bent-back, make-do world of the driest, loneliest country in all Montana... this memoir about the West, about myth, about manhood, about grief and transcendence... [is] wondrously rich with dirt-and-gravel poetry. -Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding.