The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn: A Memoir
University of New Mexico Press
By John Nichols
January 1, 1982
In the end, The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn is a classic and exuberant paean to the rhythm of life in a wonderful country by the noted author of The Milagro Beanfield War and many other works of fiction and nonfiction, including On the Mesa (also published by Ancient City Press).
John Nichols is a member of the Hamilton College class of 1962.
Reviews"Novelist John Nichols . . . is by turns harsh, sentimental, lusty, and humorous. The landscape and people come alive here in all their variety, depth, and richness. . . . This is an extraordinary personal essay about one of the most stunning sections of the country."
"The prose soars in natural and physical description, whether Nichols reads a river for trout or exults in the sensuous details of lovemaking upon the earth."
--The Milwaukee Journal