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Gail Folkins, writer and English instructor, often writes about her deep roots in the American West. Light in the Trees, a nature-themed memoir set in the Pacific Northwest and her second book, is now available from Texas Tech University Press.

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    A coming of age for a narrator and a place, Light in the Trees explores culture and change within the American West. You'll be able to find it in area bookstores, with online booksellers, or can order it from Texas Tech University Press.

    Light in the Trees is an Foreword INDIE 2016 finalist in the Nature category!

    Gail's essay "Bus Stops" was awarded third place in the 2013 Transitions Abroad Expatriate Writing Contest.

    "A Palouse Horse," published in Iron Horse Literary Review, was named a 2010 notable essay by Best American Essays editor Robert Atwan. Best American Essays is part of the Best American Series celebrating American literature. 



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