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After her husband's close call mountain climbing, the author decides to reexamine her own life at a cabin in Mount Hood National Forest
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Barbara Scot, a high school English teacher and outdoor adventurer, was 54 when she heard the alarming news that her husband was believed to have been killed in a Himalayan avalanche. Two days later, she received word that her husband and his climbing party had emerged from the avalanche unharmed. In that short period, she writes, something odd had been set in motion inside her: a realization that life was short, that goals and desires abandoned to the needs of marriage and family and career were still important, that some things had better be done now before it was too late. Scot repaired to a cabin on the slopes of Mount Hood, Oregon, to think these matters through, and her self-reflection informs this memoir of a sojourn in the near-wilderness, a place where alder trees, cedars, and maples could take the place of an analyst's couch or a church pew. She learned much about herself, as she recounts in The Stations of Still Creek. She also learned much about the mountain world, lessons that pointed her to the way back home. That wilderness is a place for spiritual reflection and renewal is a commonplace. Barbara Scot lends specific weight to the truism with her thoughtful journey. --Gregory McNameeFrom the Back Cover:
Praise for Barbara J. Scot:
"Barbara Scot has written a book that many people dream of writing, but few accomplish the ferreting out of hidden family stories that all too often hold the keys to our identity."
-Kathleen Norris, author of The Cloister Walk
-Carol Shields, The New York Times Book Review
"Engaging and graceful."
-The New York Times Book Review
"A bittersweet homecoming story."
-The Washington Post Book World
"Scot evokes a vivid sense of place in this haunting memoir."
"Compelling...a beautiful book."
-The Washington Times
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Book Description Sierra Club Books, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1578050421
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