Book: All the Leavings by Laurie Easter

Item #: 94100074

In ALL THE LEAVINGS, Laurie Easter deftly navigates both the rugged terrain of the human heart and life on the edge of wilderness. Her contemplative, often experimental essays explore love and risk: giving birth in a rustic cabin; the destructive power of wildfires; losing friends to cancer, AIDS, suicide, and meth; encounters with birds and mountain lions; and the unthinkable potential loss of a child to illness. Drawing from a reverence for the natural world--perilous yet rich with beauty--that is deeply rooted in a wild Oregon, ALL THE LEAVINGS examines what it means to love, lose, and find strength in facing adversity.