I found this book while browsing in the Old Faithful Inn giftshop in Yellowstone. It attracted me because it’s about a woman botanist who joins a science expedition in Yellowstone in 1898 and while a work of fiction, there is much fact laced into the storyline. It’s a good read.
I was especially intrigued by the style, genre, not sure what you’d call it. The entire book was written in letters, with a few telegraph print-outs interspersed. It worked well, in this case, with each letter illustrating the first-person point of view of a main character. It was interesting to see how one person interpreted an event so differently than the next. And true to life.
I like to read books about the places that I’m visiting. Gives me a real sense of connection and this one certainly did. If you’re planning a visit to the park soon or have been there recently, check out Diane Smith’s Letters from Yellowstone. You won’t regret it!