(Dear Moderator: not sure where to post this thread? Please move, if required.)
I recently came across and read 'Desert Solitaire - A Season in the Wilderness' by the US writer Edward Abbey, about his experiences as a seasonal Ranger in the Arches National Park back in the 1950s. With this book, readers of this forum will need to ignore his less-than-complimentary opinions on 'automobiles' and tourism... and his rather strange and outmoded social/political views. But if you can look beyond those, it is a fascinating and wonderful description of the canyon country of the Southwest, for anyone with even a vague interest in the area (myself included, and I've yet to go there - luckily next year I'll get to see it for myself).
I looked around the books in the RTA shop and couldn't really find anything, so my question is; can any of the members here recommend any other books on the desert/Southwest/West? These could be fictional/memoir/historical/Native American - anything really, as long as they're not just straightforward guide books.
I realize this is not really a Road Trip question as such, but I would love to read more about these parts before my own trip, so I thought I'd ask if anyone has any recommends.
Thanks for your time!