Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail


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$19.95  $18.35
Bison Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Suzanne Roberts teaches English at Lake Tahoe Community College and for the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. Named "The Next Great Travel Writer" by National Geographic Traveler magazine, Roberts is the author of four collections of poetry, and has published work in numerous journals and anthologies.


"Almost Somewhere is, at all turns, a gratifying read. It is intimate and funny, sharp and pensive, and its readers--if not inspired to undertake their own adventures--will certainly be sad to leave Roberts at the trail's end."--Michelle Schingler, ForeWord--Michelle Schingler "ForeWord "
"[Almost Somewhere is] a 260-page journey that is bound to take you beyond the John Muir Trail."--Kathryn Reed, Lake Tahoe News--Kathryn Reed"Lake Tahoe News" (09/04/2012)
"Almost Somewhere is a contribution to the growing body of women's nature writing, and a worthwhile, entertaining and occasionally funny story of the California wilderness."--Julia Jenkins, Shelf Awareness--Julia Jenkins"Shelf Awareness" (09/04/2012)
"Readers who have walked sections of the John Muir Trail will appreciate Roberts's accurate descriptions of lakes and passes, of trail-worn feet, and of the fleeting moments when you seem to float down the trail."--Bradley John Monsma, ISLE--Bradley John Monsma "ISLE "
"[Almost Somewhere] will appeal to readers of travel and nature books, as well as those who enjoy reading about social interactions and group dynamics."--Kirkus--Kirkus
"Roberts dares to combine a hiking adventure with a healthy dose of humor and female bonding in all its complicated and turbulent best. . . . An utterly refreshing outdoors memoir free of the seemingly manufactured drama so many similar titles contain. A delightful and quite literary diversion."--Colleen Mondor, Booklist-- (09/15/2012)
"This is not a backpacking primer, but rather one on young females in search of themselves as they prepare for life after college. We read about insecurities, jealously, lust, self-esteem, tears, bingeing, self-realization, learning to appreciate oneself for oneself, and interpersonal relationships. And come away with the author's realization that mountains in general, and the JMT specifically, provide a spectacular backdrop to work through these issues and absorb the associated lessons."--Kurt Repanshek, National Parks Traveler-- (09/14/2012)