1998 SIGNED BY AUTHOR to previous owner "Ed", "First Edition" stated; Alfred A. Knopf publishers, New York; "Journeys on the Threshold of Memory"; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Once, when asked for advice on how to become a writer, Lopez found himself replying: "Read. Find out what you truly believe. Get away from the familiar." This collection of essays stems directly from that philosophy. Here is far-flung travel (the beauty of remote Hokkaido Island, the over-explored Galápagos, enigmatic Bonaire); a naturalist's concerns (for endangered communities as well as their land) and pure adventure. Here, too, are seven exquisite memory pieces; beautiful, meditative recollections that will stand as classic examples of the personal essay.