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A WILD PATH event at Drury Lane Books with Douglas Wood

August 10 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm CST

Douglas Wood will join Drury Lane Books for a reading and discussion of his book A Wild Path, at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.

This event is free and open to the public.


With A Wild Path, Douglas Wood seeks to understand the importance and existence of beauty, the emotional poignancy of a wilderness sunset, and the realization of dreams. With generosity and compassion, he leads readers along a meditative path through a wilderness of many dimensions, offering courage and hope to those who feel different or left behind as he shares how he found, through the counsel of rocks, trees, and waters, his own way toward joy and wonder and an unshakable sense of belonging.

“A warm evocation of nature’s gifts.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Filled with depth, heart, and wisdom, A Wild Path provides valuable lessons connected to the great outdoors.” —Northern Wilds

A Wild Path reads like a rhapsodic prose poem because Wood’s beautifully crafted sentences are infused with poetic images and move with a lyrical musical lilt and cadence. ” —Central Minnesota Newsleader

“In his compelling collection of essays, A Wild Path, Douglas Wood provides an intimate and revealing portrait of his relationship with nature, and the family and friends who are part of his life’s journey. In a lifetime spent close to the natural world, he found the therapy of wilderness—what he calls the ‘psychology of green things’ and the ‘counseling of rocks.’ He was rescued through the process of loving—and learning to share his love of—wild places and wild things. Wood’s love of wild nature is expressed in every page and essay.” —Chris Knopf, executive director, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

“In A Wild Path, Douglas Wood captures the magic, wonder, and awe of experiencing the wilderness. This collection of essays is honest, authentic, and laugh-out-loud funny. A real treat.” —Rebecca Otto, executive director, Ernest C. Oberholtzer Foundation

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