Few books capture the spirit of the desert southwest--my homeland!--quite like this collection of essays from Craig Childs. His prose finds both the stillness & the shimmer of heat rising over stone. If you're cold, restless, or longing for summer days under the sun & stars, pick this one up. It'll stick in your soul long after you read it, like the red dust of the canyonlands.
From the author of The Secret Knowledge of Water and Atlas of a Lost World comes a deeply felt essay collection focusing upon a vivid series of desert icons--a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, white seashells in dry desert sand, boulders impossibly balanced. Craig Childs delves into the primacy of the land and the profound nature of the more-than-human.
About the Author
Craig Childs is the author of more than a dozen books on nature, adventure, and science, including The Secret Knowledge of Water and Atlas of a Lost World. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Outside. Recipient of the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, he lives in Colorado.