Women of the West, by Cathy Luchetti with Carol Olwell. St. George, Utah: Antelope Island Press (PO Box 220, 84770). 240 pp. $25.

A treasure-trove of personal experiences from homesteaders and cattle ranchers, captured through letters, diaries, and photographs, in which the authors, themselves descended from pioneers, bring an appreciation of the emotions and experiences of those courageous women who helped settle the West.

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