A new review of my Yosemite book appears on Amazon, written by nature writer, Lisa Knopp, who lives in Nebraska and is the author of What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte (University of Missouri Press, 2012).
I’m back from hiking in the Beartooth Mountains and giving a reading at the book store in Red Lodge, Montana. Recently I gave a book reading at the Peoria Public Library and talked to the Sierra Club about Yosemite and ecology. I also bounced up to Wisconsin to give a presentation on poetry at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha.
And a recommendation from Marty Olney in California:
"I've just finished reading our friend Mark Liebenow's book Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite. Read it. Buy it for a friend (which I'm about to do). Read it in your book group. Devote a church study group to it. I think this review from the book cover says it best: "This is a book of a hero's journey--of a journey deep into the wilderness of our hearts among the wild flowing rivers we try to navigate in the face of pain, the glacial movement of recovering from tragic loss. It's about how when we listen to the gifts of nature we can find deep spiritual power; we can find grace. This is a beautiful book." It is indeed beautiful."
As you read Mountains of Light, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write.