Lassoing the Sun

Lassoing the Sun

Paperback (14 Jun 2016)

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Publisher's Synopsis

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

For 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 and 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, and the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.

Book information

ISBN: 9781250827456
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Imprint: St. Martins Press-3PL
Pub date:
DEWEY: B
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 472g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 18mm