Air Mail

Air Mail

Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place

by Amy Irvine and Pam Houston

Published by: Torrey House Press

Imprint: Torrey House Press

176 Pages, 4.25 x 6.88 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781948814386
  • Published: October 2020


"This book is fierce love in motion."

When the state of Colorado ordered its residents to shelter in place in response to the spread of coronavirus
, writers Pam Houston and Amy Irvine—who had never met—began a correspondence based on their shared devotion to the rugged, windswept mountains that surround their homes, one on either side of the Continental Divide. As the numbers of infected and dead rose and the nation split dangerously over the crisis, Houston and Irvine found their letters to one another nearly as necessary as breath. Part tribute to wilderness, part indictment against tyranny and greed, Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place reveals the evolution of a friendship that galvanizes as it chronicles a strange new world.