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Walking Home: A Traveler in the Alaskan Wilderness, a Journey into the Human Heart Hardcover – May 11, 2010
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Ill admit, im not one for history and you can fault me if you want. I like a good true account story of someones adventures in a time that I can relate too, thats just me. Take "Planet Walker" by John Francis. Now there is a story! He had the reason, he had the motivation, he walked. And thats the story, all of his adventures and the amazing things he accomplished while he did.
Maybe I am being a bit harsh on Mr. Schooler, it was a pretty good book. But I am writing this to warn those of us that are looking for what we are led to believe this book is, a good journey. If you like history, and learning about the discovery of Alaska in detail, and some of a mans chosen struggle through the wilds of Alaska, then this is for you. My advice if you dont want to take my word for it, by it used at half price.
I recommend "Walking Home" to any man who is in transition; who is moving into that real or metaphorical wilderness of the soul. Who becomes aware of the unknown parts of the world, and of himself. I recommend Schooler's book to any woman who wants to better understand a man's journey of moving "into" a heavy heart, walking "through" the heaviness, and, ultimately, getting "beyond" the old story and accepting "the next" one.
I posted this review last year (2011) but hadn't finished the book yet. Towards the end of the book Schooler did do some walking and had the very scary encounter with a bear. Schooler described the encounter with the bear so that I could feel his sheer terror and the rate of his heartbeat. Those few pages MADE the book for me. I upped it one star.
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Great story. Sometimes you just need to get away and think, so life's perspective will return to you. That's what happened to the author in this story. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Nora M
Top notch writing, hard to put down, and chock full of Alaska, as well as exploration of what it means to be human.Published 4 months ago by RockHound
Wonderful account of traveling in Alaska..looking forward to more of Lynn's books.Published 5 months ago by Betsy Ceremuga
A most wonderful book - Alaska, the beauty and complexity of it's birds, bears, weather, water and human relationships. My favorite writer about the state.Published 6 months ago by Joan A. Jernegan
Very nice reading especially since I have been so many places in Alaska with no roads leading to places-a nice pleasant read!Published 7 months ago by Ann Speck
Schooler writes a stirring account of his own personal landscape as well as the natural history of some of the most wild and profound places in America. Read morePublished 10 months ago by azucena
Lynn Schooler has written an easily readable account of an epic walk that turns into a personal journey. Read morePublished 10 months ago by rbsandor