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Breaking into the Backcountry Book Review

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

For those who love the outdoors, social distancing has been a gut punch. It’s not that we’re not used to spending time alone – indeed our time alone is what we cherish above so much else – but that we must stay in one place. In literature, where we seek guidance in so many problems of the soul, it can be hard to find a shared experience for something like this. But if any book can give us a place to start, it’s Steve Edwards’s Breaking into the Backcountry (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), a memoir of solitude, anxiety, and beauty. Breaking into the Backcountry is the story of Edwards’s 2001 experience with the famed Boyden Wilderness Residency, in which an author lives in a remote homestead in the Klamath Mountains, alone...

@Steven Genise with a book review on Breaking into the Backcountry - take a look at the article in Issue 46:

Every Day, Something Beautiful and Small: Breaking into the Backcountry

Breaking Into the Backcountry Book Review

Issue 46 Page 1

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