Mountaineers Books Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest

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Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest offers reflections on life and landscape expressed in verse by the New York Times best-selling author, David Guterson.


  • David Guterson is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist and journalist
  • He is best known for his award-winning debut novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, which won both the PEN/Faulkner Award and American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award


From the publisher:
Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase "turn around time" as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home—regardless of whether you have reached your destination. For award-winning novelist David Guterson, it is also a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives, and his new narrative poem Turn Around Time explores this idea through a lyrical journey along a trail, much like those in Washington's mountain ranges which he hiked while growing up. With a fast-moving, propulsive quality, David's writing offers lush language, vivid imagery, and pacing that resonates as a journey on foot. Outdoor-lovers will relate to the physicality of hiking represented here, from endless trail switchbacks to foot and ankle pains as well as observant descriptions of the mountain landscape. David's words are brought further to life by the delicate yet mythical illustrations by award-winning artist Justin Gibbens.
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