Pure Land by Annette McGivney

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:30pm
PURE LAND: A TRUE STORY OF THREE LIVES, THREE CULTURES AND THE SEARCH FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH
Pure Land was the first selection for Outside magazine's new online Beyond Books book club. An Outside editor will be at Collected Works to facilitate the discussion with Annette.
 
Pure Land is the story of the most brutal murder in the history of the Grand Canyon and how Annette McGivney's quest to investigate the victim's life and death wound up guiding the author through her own life-threatening crisis. On this journey stretching from the southern tip of Japan to the bottom of Grand Canyon, and into the ugliest aspects of human behavior, Pure Land offers proof of the healing power of nature and of the resiliency of the human spirit.
 
A recent review by Outside magazine says: "[Pure Land] is so gripping, so well reported, and so well told that it deserves space on the bookshelf next to major commercial successes like Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild and Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge."
 
About the Author:
Annette McGivney is an award-winning journalist and the longtime Southwest Editor for Backpacker magazine. In addition to Backpacker, her writing has appeared in Outside, Arizona Highways, and Sunset magazines. McGivney is the author of the previous books, Resurrection: Glen Canyon and a New Vision for the American West(Braided River, 2009), and Leave No Trace: A Guide to the New Wilderness Etiquette (The Mountaineers, 2003). She teaches journalism at Northern Arizona University and lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
 
Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures and the Search for Heaven on Earth Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780998527888
Availability: Available to Ship - Est. Delivery in 8-13 Business Days
Published: Aux Media - September 25th, 2017