From Max Brand’s westerns and pulp fiction to Frank Herbert’s Dune to Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, serialized stories have long shaped readers’ understanding of California and the West. Alta Serials reinvigorates the form with five-part tales distinguished by heart-thumping action, genuine emotion, and shrewd writing.
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Properties of Thirst, Part One
With the publication of this excerpt from Properties of Thirst, Alta Journal is pleased to begin a five-part serialization of the opening section of the new novel by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Marianne Wiggins.
Properties of Thirst, Part Two
Properties of Thirst, Part Three
Properties of Thirst, Part Four
Properties of Thirst, Part Five
by William Francis Deverell
Historian and Alta contributor William Francis Deverell investigates the mysterious disappearance of his great-uncle, a man who returned home from World War I and managed never to be seen again.
Coming in August.
Surviving the Sierra
by Robert Roper
Follow along as author and Alta contributor Robert Roper retraces Joseph R. Walker’s 1833 crossing of the frozen Sierra Nevada with 60 starving fur trappers and 200 shivering horses.
Coming in fall 2022.