A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons
Published by TwoDot/Globe Pequot Press
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Aware that her youth is slipping by, Mary Beth Baptiste escapes her suburban life in Massachusetts to pursue her dream of being a Rocky Mountain woodswoman. To her family’s horror, she divorces her husband, dusts off her wildlife biology degree, and flees to Moose, Wyoming for a job at Grand Teton National Park. In these rugged mountains, unexpected lessons from nature and wildlife guide her journey as she remakes her life. Set against the dramatic backdrop and quirky culture of Jackson Hole, this memoir is a thoughtful, often humorous account of a woman’s bumbling quest for purpose, redemption, and love through wilderness adventure, solitude, and offbeat human connections.
“This memoir is refreshingly complex. . . [It] reveals with a clockmaker’s precision the inner workings of the human heart: its desires, pains, confusions, and joys, all of them at play in a single beat.”
~ Connie May Fowler, Author of How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly and When Katie Wakes: A Memoir
“Altitude Adjustment gives honest, inspiring testimony to the inexorable power of the human will when seized by a grand dream.”
~ Julene Bair, Author of The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning