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Book from Gayle Rich-Boxman: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

Book from Gayle Rich-Boxman: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

 

One of the books that was sitting in my stack of books to read for several months is Desert Solitaire (1968) by Edward Abbey. This book was a gift from my blogger friend Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 with her comment: "This memoir is an adventure, taking place in Utah with a solitary fellow sharing his life experiences and deep thoughts as he attends to nature and humans as a forest ranger." 

My thanks to Gayle for sharing this interesting book. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his writings.

 

About Edward Abbey, his life and books - Wikipedia

 

Goodreads Review of Desert Solitaire

When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah. This is a rare view of a quest to experience nature in its purest form -- the silence, the struggle, the overwhelming beauty. But this is also the gripping, anguished cry of a man of character who challenges the growing exploitation of the wilderness by oil and mining interests, as well as by the tourist industry.

Abbey's observations and challenges remain as relevant now as the day he wrote them. Today, Desert Solitaire asks if any of our incalculable natural treasures can be saved before the bulldozers strike again.

 

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