As the climate crisis fuels mass migration and social unrest in the 2060s, Andrew Hochevar, a young priest in northern Minnesota, has a mysterious, powerful encounter one hot August day at Sigurd Olson's Listening Point, near the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The experience upends his traditional understanding of God, the Church, and his own calling. It also propels him along a spiritual journey that brings healing to the sick, puts him at odds with his bishop, and threatens a growing movement of white supremacists.
A Wilderness Within: The Life of Sigurd F. Olson
The critically acclaimed biography of this venerable naturalist and writer. Sigurd Olson (1899–1982) was acknowledged during his lifetime as a leader of the American environmental movement, an emblematic figure for a generation of activists. A Wilderness Within is the award-winning biography of this writer, teacher, and activist who was a harbinger of the raising of America’s ecological consciousness.
A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson
The personal diaries of one of America’s best-loved naturalists, revealing his difficult and inspiring path to finding his voice and becoming a writer. Written mostly during the years from 1930 to 1941, Sigurd F. Olson’s journals describe the dreams and frustrations of an aspiring writer honing his skills, pursuing recognition, and facing doubt. Author of Olson’s definitive biography, editor David Backes brings a deep knowledge of the writer to these journals, providing critical context, commentary, and insights along the way.
The Meaning of Wilderness
The Meaning of Wilderness gathers the most important of conservation activist and popular writer Sigurd F. Olson’s articles and speeches. Now in paperback, it offers a lively look at the evolution of one of environmentalism’s leading figures.
Spirit of the North: The Quotable Sigurd F. Olson
Revealing Olson’s understanding and love of wilderness, Spirit of the North gathers together for the first time the most quotable and memorable of his well-loved passages gleaned not only from published works, but also from personal letters, journal entries, and speeches. David Backes contributes an introduction to each chapter, illuminating the historical context and personal significance of Olson’s words.