By Susan H. Swetnam
After a youth spent in the East in quiet rebellion and discontent, the author writes about the middle-age surprise of finder herself at home in the intermountain region of southeastern Idaho. Indeed, she finds joy in coming to terms with various “homes” – with life choices, with family, with philosophical concepts, with quirks in her own personality, and with the need to keep adapting to life’s continuing changes.
Interwoven in this collection of personal essays is a deep feeling and love for her adopted home – the Intermountain West. It has touched Swetnam with its beautiful, wild expanses and its sometimes eccentric human occupants. Swetnam’s recognition of her own increasing foundation and maturity counters the assumption that youth must represent the apex of life.
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