Here we are, 2 1/2 weeks out from the official book publication date of May 6! Here’s another great review of Altitude Adjustment from Gail Storey. Thank you, Gail!
“These dreams of yours are too far-fetched,” Mary Beth Baptiste’s mother told her. That pulled me right into Altitude Adjustment: A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons, and I gladly followed Mary Beth as she yanked herself out of her Portuguese family culture and an unhappy marriage in Massachusetts. Off she went to work for the Park Service, “feeling very single,” as she says. It was both a relief and a fear. Battling loneliness, she navigates the ups and downs of relationships with her eccentric male colleagues, earning their respect and cultivating friendships. As a seasonal employee at the Grand Teton’s Division of Science and Resource Management, she adapts to living in a decrepit trailer to work as a wildlife biologist. With considerable emotional insight and a sense of humor about herself and her situation, Baptiste passionately shares her love for the forested world of birds, plants, sheep, ducks, elk and bears. Altitude Adjustment is a treasure, imbued with Baptiste’s resilient courage to venture into the wilderness of both heart and landscape.
–Gail D. Storey, author of I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award