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My Seasons of Wilderness (Paperback)
My Seasons of Wilderness is Jeri Parker's account of her return to her homeland in Idaho's Targhee National Forest. She comes back in sorrow in the dark of night and pitches an old shepherd's tent in the meadow where she had scampered with cousins as a girl. She sleeps uneasily and wakes to an alarming sound. When she steps out of the tent the next morning, she is met by a hundred sheep. Laughter returns as she exchanges greetings with the shepherd and she knows she will stay. Plans for a cabin are already forming in her mind.
What she will build is the independence and bravado that will remake her life. When her friends come to rescue her, instead they celebrate her daring and her connection to a world that has almost vanished, a world of stillness and beauty, of chipmunks and squirrels and rabbits and osprey and, yes, bears, one of which comes in for a visit.
My Seasons of Wilderness abounds in arrival.
About the Author
Jeri Parker grew up hiking the forest paths and fishing the rivers of Idaho. She is the author of Uneasy Survivors: Five Women Writers, A Thousand Voices, a Memoir, and Unmoored. An artist as well as writer, her paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Europe.
“I love every word of My Seasons of Wilderness. I have luxuriated in the glory of Jeri Parker’s prose and been moved to tears by her gift for evoking truth and beauty. Her painter’s eye and poet’s heart illuminate every sentence.”
—Alice Peck, author of Be More Tree and The Green Cure
“My Seasons of Wilderness is a gorgeous, touching, funny, spirited book. Jeri Parker’s intuitive, wild voice is unforgettable.
I highly recommend it.” —David Kranes, author of The Legend’s Daughter