Trinity University Press

Annick Smith

Annick Smith is a writer and filmmaker of Jewish-Hungarian descent whose work focuses on the literature and history of the Northern Rockies. Her books include the memoir Homestead, the Montana anthology The Last Best Place, which she edited with William Kittredge, and Big Bluestem, about Oklahoma’s tallgrass prairies. Her articles, essays, and stories have appeared in Audubon, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times, and Story and have been widely anthologized. She was executive producer of the film Heartland, a co-producer of A River Runs Through It, and producer of the public television series The Real People, about Native Americans in the Inland Northwest. Smith is a founding board member of the Sundance Film Institute and founder of Hellgate Writers, a literary center in Missoula. She has lived in western Montana since 1964.

Crossing the Plains with Bruno

Dogs, like humans, have memories, instincts, fears, and loyalties. But as far as we know, dogs do not get swept up in nostalgia, speculation, or self-analysis. Although they have hopes, they are not driven by regrets. In Crossing the Plains with Bruno, Annick Smith weaves together a memoir of travel and relationship, western history and family history, human love and animal love centering...

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