Letters To Dan: A Philosophical Guide to the Ozarks, written by Don House, is a series of essays and photos about the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. It is the winner of the Ozark Society Sassafras Award in Literature. The guideposts for this journey are the region's rivers and hills, it's forests and vibrant wildflowers. In personal essays and photographs, Don House describes old cemeteries, abandoned buildings, and highway memorial crosses. He introduces us to a neighbor skilled at dowsing, to local cafe owners and river guides. The essays express a love of the region's heritage and it's modern culture. The book creates a sense of place and shows us how to live in harmony with the natural world.