Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Albertson College Writer-At-Large Published in Anthology

2005. 10. 05.

CALDWELL (Idaho) The work of Albertson College of Idaho's Writer-At-Large John Rember John has been named some of the best in the West.

Rember's story, 'First Date,' excerpted from his book Traplines, has been selected for inclusion in Best American Stories of the West, Vol. 1. The anthology will be published in the summer of 2006 by Forge Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press.

Rember also has an essay, 'Burning Willows,' in the fall 2005 issue of High Desert Journal, a literary and visual arts review published in Bend, Oregon. The journal is available in Terteling Library.

Traplines is Rember's newest book, and it has received rave reviews from 'Publisher's Weekly,' 'The Los Angeles Times,' 'The Register-Guard' (Eugene, Ore.), 'The San Francisco Chronicle,' 'The Seattle Times' and 'The Dallas Morning News.'

Traplines is Rember's memoir of returning as an adult to live in his boyhood town of Sawtooth Valley, Idaho. Rember attempts to recall, though wary of the tricks of memory, the world he once knew, a world where one's bearings came with the seasons and the sustenance that one grew, raised, trapped, hooked, or shot.

Rember was born in Sun Valley, Idaho, and grew up in the nearby Sawtooth Valley. He was educated at Albertson College of Idaho, Harvard University and the University of Montana. He is the author of two previous books, Coyote in the Mountains and Cheerleaders from Gomorrah.

Traplines, published by Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, is available for purchase at local and online bookstores.

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