Now Traveling the World

Now Traveling the World

Celebrate the release of Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy.

Her books include The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World; Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology; and Living with the Changing California Coast.

Travel through the past and around the country with Trace. In this book, Lauret Savoy, a collector of memories, images, and stones, documents eight historically rich places in the United States.


In this provocative and powerful mosaic of personal journeys and historical inquiry across a continent and time, Savoy explores how the country s still unfolding history, and ideas of race, have marked her and the land. From twisted terrain within the San Andreas Fault zone to a South Carolina plantation, from national parks to burial grounds, from Indian Territory and the U.S.-Mexico Border to the U.S. capital, Trace grapples with a searing national history to reveal the often unvoiced presence of the past.

Savoy weaves together human stories of migration, silence, and displacement, as epic as the continent they survey, with uplifted mountains, braided streams, and eroded canyons.


Washington, D.C.

Apostle Islands in Wisconsin

The Canadian Rocky Mountains

The Grand Canyon in Arizona
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Washington, D.C. by Jeff Kubina (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr
Apostle Islands photo by George Two (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
All other images courtesy of: Author Lauret Savoy
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