Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness

raising wild cover imageRaising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness

by Michael P. Branch
Reflections on Nature
Roost Books
Paperback, 320 pages

Ho hum! This could be just another account of a family homesteading in the high desert, Alaska, the coast of Belize or wherever. But, wait a minute! Branch brings this experience to life with his keen, unerring perspective and his raucous and galloping prose. From the building of the dream house to the verging pubescence to his two daughters, the story is as Gary Snyder has written “interesting, lively, non-theoretical, and hopeful.” Branch has a prolific oeuvre consisting of more than 200 essays, articles, and reviews in literature and the environment. This book brings it all together.