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#1 New Kindle Release in Rural Sociology  

#1 New Kindle Release in Western US Biographies

“Outstanding memoir . . . as well as closely
observed, poignant, and wistful.”

—C. J. Box

A Sometimes Paradise is a poignant journey into the rugged beauty and challenges of Wyoming ranch life that shaped Mark Miller as a boy and then as a young man. Through countless failures and occasional successes, Mark learned to adapt to this unique rural environment, forging an unbreakable connection with the land. An eloquent memoir of self-discovery, A Sometimes Paradise is a testament to the enduring spirit of the American West and the people who call it home.

Released May 7, 2024, by Sandra Jonas Publishing.

Our thanks to Dalton Darnell and 310 Ranch Life for the video of the I Lazy D Ranch.




“This is an original Wyoming work and one
of its most compelling.”

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Meet Mark E. Miller, PhD

Mark was raised on his family’s ranch in Carbon County, Wyoming, working there for 33 years until after he finished a PhD in anthropology. Following graduate work . . .

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Columnist Candy Moulton writes, “I recently read of ‘A Sometimes Paradise’ by Mark Miller. This is a gritty, poignant account of ranching in Carbon County that reflects the impact Miller’s family had on the land — and how the land itself shaped his life.” Read more of her review here!

Candy Moutlon

Cowboy State Daily – Laramie Boomerang 

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