Sometimes Creek


Sometimes Creek: A Wyoming memoir

by Florence Rose Krall Shepard

In this memoir, narrated from her cabin in western Wyoming through the seasons, Florence Rose Krall Shepard retraces the contours oh her long life. From the landscape of childhood on a sheep ranch during the Great Depression, to a one-room school and universities, through motherhood and environmental teaching and activism, she pays tribute to her nurturing Italian parents and the wonders of the natural world.

"A strikingly vivid and artful memoir which brings readers along on a soulful remembrance of what it was like growing up on a remote family ranch when Wyoming was still the Old West, with its bristle and bark still on."
-- David Petersen, author of Ghost Grizzlies

"Flo Shepard’s lyrical sense of place brings to life the shape and feel of the land, the scent of a home-cooked meal, the joy of family, the anguish of loss and, most of all, a life generously lived and shared."
-- Bernie Krause, author of The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places (Little Brown, 2012)

FRK Shepard’s Sometimes Creek is quite simply a long overdue, much-needed contribution to the literature of the American West. Her life story—perennially exposed to the harsh yet gorgeous realities of life at the edge of wild nature and perennially nourished by the fierce, strong lineages of human love—is also, and most importantly, a woman’s story. Listen carefully. Then, listen again. An archaic wisdom is speaking and its message is urgent.
-- Casey Walker, writer and editor of The Wild Duck Review

352 pages
6 x 9 inches