October 07, 2020
Review: On All Sides Nowhere by William Gruber
On All Sides Nowhere: Building a Life in Rural Idaho by William Gruber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is part memoir, part American History, part anthropology, and part philosophy. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
As someone who grew up driving and hiking around Alder Creek and living at the foot of the Benewah in the early 2000s, I found this a fascinating glimpse into life in 1970s Idaho.
Gruber, as an outsider, has the perspective to notice the peculiarities of life up Alder. But he doesn’t write them up sarcastically or condescendingly. He writes from a perspective of love for the place and its people.
Well worth the time.
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