Publishing family history | Writing creative nonfiction
Author Chan Atchley accepting award in Seattle.
In 2005, The Soul of the Land, was judged "Best Book of the Year "by the Idaho Press Women’s Association. Later, it went on to become runner up in the National Competition.
The Soul of the Land is an epic, creative non-fiction story about real people struggling to survive in a hostile unforgiving land.
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“I started the book and couldn’t put it down... a new insight into the meaning of heroism. It should be valued as a local, regional and national treasure.”
Elizabeth Laden, Island Park Press.
"Soul is a biography with a twist... By the end of the reading, history is something not lost to the gray-toned past, but is as present as our next breath, and just as relevant." Amy Christensen, Idaho State Journal.