Sunday, July 12, 2009

Review: Walking Nature Home By Susan J. Tweit

In Walking Nature Home, A Life’s Journey (University of Texas Press), Susan J. Tweit takes us on the remarkable sojourn of her life. Through her eyes we see the night sky’s constellations and learn how they link life to the universe. We learn the value of not only human love, but the love of nature and the connection to all living things.

Tweit takes us back to her childhood, privileged with loving parents who took the time to teach the author and her brother the lessons of nature, lessons that she drew on and enhanced as she matured.

Diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease, Tweit learns to harmonize her life with the universe, to draw on strengths found in nature’s cycles. She dares to leave the conventional–of both medical treatment and lifestyle–to pursue a life filled with spirituality, knowledge and love. As a naturalist, she shares her inspiring perception of the constellations, of birds, of affinity with her beloved Colorado with its wild and raw landscape, and of working with the land to coax sustenance from it, one small patch at a time.

Walking Nature Home is a moving story of courage and determination. At times fighting even to breathe, Tweit slogs on, working toward a life of harmony. She finds enduring love and learns the give and take of unconditional commitment between man and wife and of family. The book is a remarkable memoir of intuitive wisdom and personal triumph of this woman’s journey toward healing power.

For more information about this inspiring writer, please visit her blog:


Anonymous said...

Mary, Thank you so much for this lovely review of Walking Nature Home. I'm honored by your words and your endorsement of my work.

Heidiwriter said...

Congratulations, Susan, on the book and on achieving balance and harmony in your life. I admire you!

Anonymous said...

I always like when people look to the night sky and inspiration is gathered. Makes for interesting reading. As a reader, I can usually connect to this element.

Steve Tremp

Alice Trego said...

Mary and Susan -

This is a wonderful review of a wonderful book, written by a wonderful person. I have read Walking Nature Home and I really enjoyed all the associations Susan writes about -- universe, science, family, love. This is definitely a must-read.


Eunice Boeve said...

I just finished reading Walking Nature Home, and loved it. I loved the writing, the concepts. p. 106 "Time is an earthbound concept." p. 125 "The rising sun poured heat through the glass and I shivered as I looked out at the desert. I wanted with all my heart to go home."
Eunice Boeve