Lassoing the Sun

A Year in America's National Parks
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD27212
Released: Aug 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515910183
Narrator/s: Corey M. Snow
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark's most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit, and the ones we leave behind.

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Author(s): Mark Woods
Narrator(s): Corey M. Snow
Product Number Z100118075
Released: Aug 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515990185
Author(s): Mark Woods
Product Number EB00634662
Released: Jun 14, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781250105905

Professional reviews

"Woods offers a very personal story of life, death, children, parents, and 12 journeys (one every month) to America's national parks. He's careful to recognize the broad range of national park experiences--from RV road trips to Hawaiian backpacking. Narrator Corey Snow has a deep, rich voice. His delivery is unhurried, which suits Woods's introspective narrative, and he's always easy to understand. Aside from a few jarring pronunciation errors, he offers a solid performance. Woods offers his take on experiences that many of us have shared and others that few have considered, all of which exist because of the National Park System. It's a happy meditation for the National Park Service 2016 Centennial. F.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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