Outback Nevada

Real Stories from the Silver State

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Pub Date 15 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 31 May 2022

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Join author John M. Glionna on a journey to discover the real Nevada, a place inhabited by diverse, spirited, and sometimes quirky people who make up the fabric of the Silver State. Outback Nevada explores the far-flung corners of the seventh-largest state in the nation and introduces its readers to the humanity, courage, strength, and charm of these little-known Americans. Each story is part of the vast collection of published articles  Glionna has written during his decades of work as a journalist for theLos Angeles Times and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Glionna’s interest in Nevada’s rugged, isolated landscape and the people who choose to live in this often-harsh environment was born of his own wanderings into the “outback.” Through his stories, he shares intimate portraits of rural and small-town lifestyles not many understand. Readers will meet men with names like Flash and Mr. Cool; will listen to a cowboy minister preach the word of God to his parishioners; will walk with an antiques dealer from Genoa as he hunts for denim in Nevada’s abandonednineteenth-century mine shafts; and will learn from an ex-paramedic–turned–coffee-shop–owner who provides Boulder City with a true sense of community. Full of humor, eccentricities, and compassion, these stories reveal the state’s true nature and extend an invitation to get lost “somewhere out there” in the real Nevada.

Join author John M. Glionna on a journey to discover the real Nevada, a place inhabited by diverse, spirited, and sometimes quirky people who make up the fabric of the Silver State. Outback Nevada...


Advance Praise

“This collection is a vivid tapestry of human stories, representing twenty-firstcentury rural life in a state known for its eccentricity. . .the essays collected here are masterful glimpses into the realities of the region’s diverse residents. . . . the author presents them with precise details, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.”

Scott Slovic, University Distinguished Professor of Environmental Humanities, University of Idaho and author of Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility

 I dare you to stop reading a John Glionna story. I know I couldn’t. Every time I hop on board a Glionna story I know I am in for a smart, informative and highly entertaining ride. It’s impossible not to take the journey to the end. His work is a real treat!"

Michael Connelly, New York Times best-selling author of crime fiction

“This collection is a vivid tapestry of human stories, representing twenty-firstcentury rural life in a state known for its eccentricity. . .the essays collected here are masterful glimpses into the...


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As someone who has visited Nevada twice from the UK for road trips to experience small towns, desert and places of historical interest, I was glad to have received a digital copy of this book to review. The author’s offerings of accounts of various people living in Nevada, and their history as well as the history of the state, are rich, diverse and interesting. My thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author for providing me with a copy. I enjoyed reading it.

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Outback Nevada is a collection of articles from the author and follows unique individuals from the state of Nevada and their stories. The books covers not only the well known areas of Reno and Las Vegas, but also people from smaller towns throughout Nevada.

Outback Nevada is the kind of book where there is a little something for every kind of reader. Some readers will be drawn to the entirety of the book, while others may want to pick up/put down for more specific stories. Either way, Outback Nevada is a really fun read. I went in thinking I knew which sections I would be most interested in.....and then found myself most captivated by the stories on the East and Highway 50. I liked the wide variety of stories covered, with the main commonality being that the individuals all lived in the same state. All in all, I enjoyed reading Outback Nevada and would recommend it to readers with an interest in the area or quirky stories in general.

Thanks to Netgalley and University of Nevada Press for this ARC; this is my honest and voluntary review.

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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an e ARC of this book.
A great collection of stories from the "real" Nevada. They capture the essence of rural Nevada that few have seen. I did growing up in the 40s and 50s. Thanks to the author for a lot of good memories.

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This book has great pictures of what Nevada was like long ago. Great for people who want to see what it was like before the casinos took over.

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