➻ Miracle Country Download ➼ Author Kendra Atleework – Heartforum.co.uk Kendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero Kendra s family rai Kendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero Kendra s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzards, and gale force winds Most of all, the Atleework children were raised on unconditional love and delight in the natural world But it came at a price When Kendra was six, her mother was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, and she died when Kendra was sixteen Her family fell apart, even as her father tried to keep them together Kendra took flight from her bereft family, escaping to the enemy city of Los Angeles, and then Minneapolis, land of all trees, no deserts, no droughts, full lakes, water everywhere you look But after years of avoiding the pain of her hometown, she realized that she had to go back, that the desert was the only place she could live Like Wild, Miracle Country is a story of flight and return, bounty and emptiness, and the true meaning of home But it also speaks to the ravages of climate change and its permanent destruction of the way of life in one particular town.
KENDRA ATLEEWORK was born and raised on the dry edge of California at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada mountains She moved away for eleven years, mostly spent being homesick and researching the place she left behind the product of which is Miracle Country She has an MFA from the University of Minnesota and serves on the board of the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers She lives in her hometown of Bishop, California.
- 368 pages
- Miracle Country
- Kendra Atleework
- 09 June 2019 Kendra Atleework