Climbing with kids and Pacific Tree Climbers in Blue River, Oregon
Fundamentalism meets deep ecology in Brenda Peterson's new memoir. This rather dark, divine comedy of family and conflicting faiths uses humor to defuse dogma -- whether it is religious or environmental. Acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Peterson takes on human nature and what she calls a spiritual ecology that is as concerned with saving the earth as well as our own souls. She paints such a hilarious, loving portrait of each world that we will all want to be Left Behind. "