Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

The perfect book for anyone feeling, of late, as though the barbarian hordes are besieging all that is sacred and precious. Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire. New York: Ballantine, 1968. Print. Genre: nonfiction (nature/politics…enviropolitico?) Summary: Edward Abbey, a rebel-rousing UNM graduate, goes to work for the National Parks Service. He endures a year in Arches, Utah, where… Continue reading Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

Wild by Cheryl Strayed (with a look at structure)

Strayed, Cheryl. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. New York: Vintage Books, 2013. Print. Genre: memoir (specifically, one of those young-woman-in-crisis-goes-a’-traveling memoirs) Summary: This book is Eat, Pray, Love meets A Walk in the Woods. Despite a mostly impoverished, sometimes rough childhood, Cheryl grew up generally loved by everyone but herself. Soon after… Continue reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed (with a look at structure)