200 pages, 6 x 9
28 b&w illustrations, 1 map.
Release Date:01 Mar 2020


Finding Home in the Bitterroots

Oregon State University Press

When DJ Lee’s friend and mentor disappears in the vast Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana, she travels there to seek answers. The disappearance unexpectedly brings to an end Lee’s fifteen-year quest to uncover the buried history of her grandparents in this remote wilderness. Lee doesn’t find all the answers but comes away with a penetrating memoir that weaves the present-day narrative with past trips, family secrets, and wilderness history. Through wild animal encounters, bush plane flights in dense fog, raging forest fires, and strange characters who have come to the wilderness to seek or hide, she learns how to survive.

DJ Lee is Regents Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Washington State University, with a PhD from the University of Arizona and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her essays have been widely published.

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