Gifts of the Wild: A Womans Book of Adventure

Author: 
Assorted
Year Published: 
1998

"Wilderness offers our jaded age a way to test our soft and hard spots. The 34 writers in Gifts of the Wild touch down in Patagonia and Nepal and skip across vast expanses of America. Visiting college professor Pam Houston dips a toe into freezing waters and the bonds between men by joining a group of fly-fishing male poets on their after-midnight jaunts. Susana Levin's sharply honed ""Night Skates"" follows a loose-knit clan of deranged urban guerrillas who cruise the huffing rise and stomach-churning drops of San Francisco's streets on in-line skates at night. Spilling down the long, dizzy ski jump of Golden Gate Avenue, says Levin, ""I was having the kind of rush you only get when you're doing something really fun, really stupid and illegal."" Whether read in an armchair or stuffed into a backpack, this lively collection calls to the wild in all of us. --Francesca Coltrera"

Format: 
Book
Type: 
General
Availability: 
Available