Stop in the Boulder Bookstore on Pearl Street, Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm to visit with Rafeal de Grenade as she reads from her new book Stilwater: Finding Mercy in the Outback.
Stilwater details the adventures of a 23 year-old woman working on horseback on a thousand-square-mile cattle station in the middle of the Australian outback. It’s a moving, on-the-ground depiction of the beauty and brutality of such an overwhelming operation, and it’s a unique meditation on the blurred lines between domesticated and wild. More striking than anything, though is the power of Rafael’s prose.
“Rafael de Grenade’s insights into rural life are as rich as her insights into the land itself. There is simply no book like this.”
– Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Coming Home to Eat
“This monumental adventure on a cattle station in the remotest part of the Australian Outback is told forthrightly and without sentiment. Stilwater Station was no theme park. It was ringers, bulldust, blood, grime, being on horseback under a helicopter in the maelstrom of a muster, solitude, introspection, growth.”
– Jay Dusard, author of The North American Cowboy
“An extraordinary setting for an absorbing and finely tuned memoir. Crocs, swamps, drought, wild horses, and cattle—this portrait of a young woman’s life on a seemingly endless cattle station in northern Australia is simply too good to put down.”
– Gretel Ehrlich, author of The Solace of Open Spaces
For more on Stilwater please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA9Q1pi346c
Additionally Rafael de Grenade will be reading on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm at the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch.