The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. Gary is the author of 22 books on science and nature, including the award-winning Hawks Rest, published by National Geographic Adventure Press. Gary also was instrumental in documenting the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone. His newest book, The Carry Home is a moving celebration of the outdoor life shared between Ferguson and his wife Jane, who died tragically in a canoeing accident in northern Ontario in 2005, and a chronicle of the mending, uplifting power of nature. Confronting his unthinkable loss, Ferguson set out to fulfill Jane’s final wish: the scattering of her ashes in five remote, wild locations they loved and shared. The act of the carry home allows Ferguson the opportunity to ruminate on their life together as well as to explore deeply the impactful presence of nature in all of our lives. Theirs was a love borne of wild places, and The Carry Home offers a powerful glimpse into how the natural world can be a critical prompt for moving through cycles of immeasurable grief, how bereavement can turn to wonder, and how one man rediscovered himself in the process of saying goodbye.
Books will be available for signing at the event, courtesy of the Bookworm.
This event is part of The Center for Faith Studies Annual Lecture Series - Who Do You Say That I Am? Conversations with the Soul. Please see www.centerforfaithstudies.org for a complete season brochure and for more information.