Cold Country

Released November 12, 2019

Russell Rowland’s new novel, set in the shadow of Paradise Valley, is a murder mystery of sorts, but while readers are rapidly turning pages to learn who did it, they’ll also find that Rowland is peeling away the layers of a larger mystery—how can it be that those to whom we are closest—our friends, our neighbors, our family members—remain so unknowable to us?  Cold Country is remarkable in many respects, perhaps chiefly in the way Russell Rowland finds extraordinary drama in ordinary lives.

Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey

Released May 30, 2016

After two years of travel and research, Russell Rowland produced a book that is part travelogue, part historical journey, and part memoir about how Montana has shaped its people and what they are doing to shape Montana.


Released March 5, 2018

In the prequel to the critically acclaimed In Open Spaces, we are introduced to George and Catherine Arbuckle in their courting days, when George gets mixed up in a vigilante movement he has no interest in, and Catherine decides to go public with a rape charge.

High And Inside

Released June 13, 2013

Former Red Sox pitcher Pete Hurley decides to move to Bozeman, Montana with his three-legged dog Dave and a dream of building his own house. Unfortunately, he also brings his alcoholism and the burden of guilt that goes along with his past drunken behavior.

The Watershed Years

Released September 14, 2017

The Arbuckle family ranch saga continues as a period of prosperity brings new challenges as the family patriarch dies and leaves the family in turmoil.

In Open Spaces

Released June 29, 2010

Sibling rivalry undermines life on a ranch in the high plains of Eastern Montana as the Arbuckle family struggles to make a living through personal tragedy, the depression, and two world wars.

West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West

Released September 1, 2011

Living and Writing the New American West: Rowland and Lynn Stegner invited more than sixty writers from every state west of the Mississippi to write about what it means to be from the West and how it has shaped their lives and their work.