Wolf Tree is an ecopsychological memoir-in-essays exploring one woman's relationships with landscapes, animals, and human animals, following threads of self-awareness, consciousness, solitude vs. escapism, ecophysiology, mental health, and the difficulties and rewards of connecting with all those outside our own skins.
About the Author
Heather Durham grew up in New England, wandered widely, and now finds herself rooting firmly in the land of ravens and salmon, amidst the towering cedars and moody mists of the Pacific Northwest. She holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Virginia, a master of science in environmental biology from Antioch New England University, and a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. Her essays have been published in a variety of literary journals and her first book, Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust, was named a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Nature writing. After holding a variety of environmental jobs around the country from park ranger to restoration ecologist, field biologist to naturalist, Heather currently works behind the scenes at Wilderness Awareness School in the foothills of the Washington Cascades. When not working or writing, you are likely to find Heather reading other nature writers or wandering in a riverside cedar grove with a journal, field guide, and binoculars, hunting birdsong.