Polson, Shannon Huffman
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After author Shannon Huffman Polson's parents are killed by a wild grizzly bear in Alaska's Arctic, she decides to retrace their final days along an Arctic river. Polson's quest for healing is recounted with heartbreaking candor in this beautifully written account. Her expedition takes her through the wilds of her own grief and through God's beautiful, yet wild and untamed creation--ultimately bringing herself and the reader to a place of unshaken hope. Polson travels from the suburbs of Seattle to the concert hall, where she performs Mozart's Requiem with the Seattle Symphony, and finally to the wilderness of Alaska.
Readers will find empathy and understanding through Polson's journey, while those who love the outdoors and find solace and healing in nature will experience Alaska's wild Arctic lands on the author's travels.