Virga & Bone

By Craig Childs

Writer and adventurer Craig Childs dwells upon desert icons—human, animal, and otherwise—in these contemplative and visceral essays.

From the author of The Secret Knowledge of Water and Atlas of a Lost World comes a deeply felt essay collection focusing upon a vivid series of desert icons—a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, white seashells in dry desert sand, boulders impossibly balanced. Craig Childs delves into the primacy of the land and the profound nature of the more-than-human.

An Interview with Craig

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Listen to author Craig Childs speak about his book Virga and Bone: Essays from Dry Places as a capstone to Utah State Library's One Book, One Utah program.


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