THROUGH THE WOODS
A Journey Through America's Forests
by Gary Ferguson
February 2015 | Nonfiction | 978-1-937226-50-3 | 143 pp | $14.95
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
GARY FERGUSON is the author of twenty-two books including Through the Woods and, most recently, The Carry Home (Counterpoint Press). He has worked for dozens of national publications—including Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, and Outside Magazine. Ferguson was the 2002 Seigle Scholar at Washington University, St. Louis, the 2007 William Kittredge Distinguished Writer at the University of Montana, and a visiting writer in the graduate writing program at the University of Idaho. He currently serves on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop Masters of Fine Arts program, at Pacific Lutheran University. Gary lives with his wife, Mary, in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, and in Portland, Oregon.
Join renowned author Gary Ferguson on a journey through the rich beauty of America’s forests as he speaks with people whose lives have become intertwined with the soul of America’s woodlands. This new edition includes an introduction by Ferguson, who reminds us that now, more than ever, kinship with the earth is essential.
PRAISE FOR THROUGH THE WOODS
“Whether he’s laying down to watch a sundew plant entrap an insect or paddling out into the middle of a lake to exchange yodeling calls with a pair of loons, Ferguson exudes a delighted, boyish enthusiasm. By the end, you may find you’ve been seduced from the buzz and clutter of your life and won over to the ‘certain old brand of quiet’ he set out to find.”
—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“Prose as inviting and uplifting as a walk in the woods. With a sense of discovery, humor, and a deep reverence for his subject, Ferguson reclaims the natural world for himself, and for the reader as well.”
“These woodland interludes are quick and bright, dazzling amid the bosky gloom. Writing so powerful that it’s hard not to share the author’s delight to be back in the woods.”
—KIRKUS (starred review)
“Ferguson writes of woods and forest with fervor and reverence. This fierce devotion first learned in childhood colors the book’s beautifully written prose, resulting in a lyrical ode to the individuals Ferguson encounters as he travels along the back roads of New England and the Midwest.”