Now Go Home. Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw.

Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2004. First edition. Paperback. 8.5" x 5.5". 166pp. Glossy illustrated paperback. Fine condition. Signed by the author on the title page. This book tells the story of how a quintessential California girl ended up earning her living in the Pacific Northwest with a crosscut saw. Spagna came of age in southern California in the "hot-pink eighties." By the time she turned nineteen, she had visited Disneyland thirty-seven times and was ready to hit the road. In these finely edged essays, she takes her readers along. With candor, wit, and hard-earned wisdom, Spagna reflects on the journey that took her from a childhood in the suburbs of L. A. to a trail crew in the North Cascades, where she falls in love with a place and, unexpectedly, with a woman. With days spent laboring as the only woman on a trail crew and evenings in a cabin no larger than Thoreau's, she has world enough and time to wrestle with the compromises and contradictions of making "a life in the woods." From the work she does and the people she meets, she comes to see the nuances, and occasionally the humor, of big ideas like wilderness and environmentalism. Item #8067

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