The Road is How: Three Days Afoot Through Nature, Eros, and Soul

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Prairie naturalist Trevor Herriot decides the road is how. Recovering from a misstep that could have been his last, he decides to go for a walk to sort through questions that rushed in upon the enforced stillness of waiting for his body to heal. The Road is How re-enchants our modern map of desire, spirit and nature by taking us on a three-day walk down an ordinary prairie road. Detouring along rail beds, over hills and into fields, sitting next to sloughs, waiting for a sparrow to sing to the dusk a second time, we enter a territory where imagination and experience carry us beyond the history of our transgressions to the soul's contact with a broken land. By turns irreverent and meditative, lyrical and analytical, this moving account bears the characteristic style of Herriot's bestseller River in a Dry Land, but this time the focus of his critique is not on the culture but on the individual. Attended by a pair of hawks and his remembered conversations with an old friend, the author discovers the depth of his own weakness and obsessions, and begins the longer walk into the second half of life by facing his own part in the spiritual failures of men and how that plays out in family, community and landscape. The Road is How matches landscape to the travelling soul and offers believers and skeptics alike an illuminating look at how brief passages in our lives can help us find grace in our footsteps on this good earth.

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Prairie naturalist Trevor Herriot decides "the road is how." Recovering from a misstep that could have been his last, he decides to go for a three-day walk to sort through questions that rushed in upon the enforced stillness as he waited for his body to heal.The author sets off down an ordinary prairie road and then detours along railbeds, over hills and into fields--sitting next to sloughs, waiting for a sparrow to sing to the dusk. Each step takes him further into a territory where imagination and experience carry us beyond the psychological imprint of our transgressions to the soul's reconnection with a broken land.By turns irreverent and meditative, lyrical and analytical, this moving account bears the characteristic style of Herriot's bestseller River in a Dry Land, but this time the focus of his critique is not the culture but the individual. Attended by a pair of hawks and his remembered conversations with an old friend, the author begins the longer metaphorical walk into the second half of life by facing his own part in the spiritual failures of men, and examining how that culpability plays out in family, community and landscape.The Road Is How re-enchants our understanding of desire, spirit and nature. It offers believers and skeptics alike an illuminating look at how brief passages in our lives can help us find grace in the way we walk upon this good earth.

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Trevor Herriot is an award-winning author, naturalist and speaker. His first book, River in a Dry Land, won the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award, the Regina Book Award, a CBA Libris Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General s Award. Jacob s Wound was shortlisted for the Writers Trust Non-Fiction Prize. Herriot is an active member in the Nature Conservancy of Canada, is featured regularly on CBC Radio and is a frequent guest on the call-in show Blue Sky. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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