The first-person accounts in Taken by Bear in Glacier National Park provide a you-are-there perspective on human and grizzly bear encounters since the park’s founding in 1910. Most of these encounters have ended peacefully, but many have not. In order to most accurately tell the stories of those involved in the more deadly incidents, Kathleen Snow went directly to the source: the National Park Service archives. With help from personnel at park headquarters, Snow has collected more than 100 years’ worth of harrowing true stories that read like crime scene investigations and provide hard-learned lessons in outdoor safety. A must-read for fans of Taken by Bear in Yellowstone and the classic Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance by Stephen Herrero.
Kathleen Snow is a member of the Montana Writers Guild and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Her journalism has been published in Harper’s Magazine and Women in Natural Resources among others. In 2016 The University of Montana Press published Searching for Bear Eyes: a Yellowstone Park Mystery. Her previous novels include historical fiction (Aguhega: a novel of Acadia National Park), and Night Waking, a Manhattan thriller. She lives in New York City.