Her first book, Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado (see information below), explores the crucial question of whether it's too late for residents of the West to really live with the land, rather than perching on it. And she offers hope.
At my Road Scholar presentations, I always display postcards advertising Andrea's book, along with cards about other books I recommend. The cards are scattered attractively among my books, which I also sell to participants.
I was signing one of my books last Friday when a woman from the class snatched up Andrea's postcard and said, "Do you know her?"
I was able to say, "Yes, I do. As a matter of fact, she is at my retreat house right now, working on a second book."
"Oh, good," said the woman. "I want to get her book!" And, carrying the postcard, she turned away from my stack of books.
Then she turned back around, blushing, and stammered, "I mean, not that I don't want your books, but she's from Colorado, where I'm from and . . . ."
I assured her that I was perfectly happy for Andrea to make a sale!
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For more information:
Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado by Andrea M. Jones
is available from University of Iowa Press, www.uiowapress.org or 800-621-2736.
Andrea's website with information about her book and an entertaining blog BetweenUrbanAndWild.com
For information about the Road Scholar program in the Black Hills see www.roadscholar.org
Or see "Where in the World is Linda M. Hasselstrom?"
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