One our local residents and authors, Alexandria Fuller, shares in National Geographic, her journey of having moved from Zambia to Jackson Hole in her mid-20s. She is the author of five books of nonfiction, most recently the best-seller Leaving Before the Rains Come.
“I’ve learned the mountains here, their features as craggy and weathered as beloved elders. I’m on first-name terms with the checkout staff at the Jackson Whole Grocer, and they know by my cart—frozen food and boxes of soup—when I’ve overshot a deadline and am no longer cooking. A local cop, seeing me in the rodeo grounds after a long, hot horseback ride in which I’d taken a wrong turn up a mountain canyon and ended up riding down Snow King, the town’s local ski hill, offered me a bottle of water. “How’s the writing going?” he asked, before tipping back his hat to reveal the face of a friend of a friend’s ex-boyfriend.”