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Rick Bass

is the author of thirty-one books, including the forthcoming novel, All The Land To Hold Us. He lives in the Yaak Valley of northwest Montana, where he is a board member of the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies.


  • Two Museums

    History unfurls in gilded frames during a day-trip through the Louvre. The author listens to the echoes of the masters and channels their collective vision.

  • The Blue Tree

    He shines the toy light ahead of them, but sees nothing in its weak beam, and he speaks firmly into the darkness, saying, “Go on now.”

  • The Thinness of the Soil
    A Yaak Valley resident reimagines the mythologies of the West and argues for a new story of creativity, manners, and compassion.