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Deep creek : finding hope in the high country (large print)

Author Houston, Pam
Edition Large print edition
Description 499 pages
ISBN 9781432862756, 1432862758
Subject Human-animal relationships. , Human ecology. , Ranch life -- Colorado. , Women ranchers -- United States -- Biography. , Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography. , Houston, Pam. , Large type books., BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs., NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Mountains., BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
Location Main Large Print Non-Fiction
Status Available

Summary

"How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us. On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirdsmark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000 acre wildfire, threatening her century old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her tothe earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect. In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houston's most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief, to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive."--