From the book jacket ...
Exquisitely rendered. . . . Meloy’s gem-studded collection calls us to be mindful of the physical world, to see it—really see it—with fresh eyes.
—Los Angeles Times
Meloy’s vision of the world through turquoise-colored glasses is a unique, moving, self-effacing delight.
—The Washington Post
By the time you lift your eyes from the last page, you’ll be longing to clasp a piece of stone, to be surrounded by blue water. . . . Powerful and transporting—and funny. —The Times-Picayune
Finely crafted, vigorously descriptive, dazzling in its insights into biology and culture. —Booklist
[Meloy] crafts potent meditations on the desert landscape. . . . The Anthropology of Turquoise explores Meloy’s beloved Southwest—a region she knows intimately and describes with her trademark sharp wit.—Salt Lake Tribune
Amusing and intelligent . . . the talented Meloy is a Southwestern voice to listen to.
—Santa Fe New Mexican
Smart, evocative, and memorable: Nature-writing done right.
—Kirkus (starred review)
Combine[s] the best of travel writing with fascinating slices of history in an irresistible invitation to open our eyes and our minds, taking beauty where we find it. —Kingston Springs Advocate
Diverse, thoughtful, and humorous.
A book of great beauty under which lies a drumbeat of grief and passion for the desert. Meloy is a perfect, often hilarious guide. Trust her on any river. There are images in this book I will never forget.
—Nora Gallagher, author of Practicing Resurrection