Lassoing the Sun
A Year in America's National ParksBook - 2016
"'In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal'--Ken Burns; Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark's most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: E160 .W668 2016
Characteristics: 312 pages,  unnumbers pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
From Library Staff
Woods (columinist, Florida Times-Union) reconnects with his family, and his past, in this travel memoir.
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