Amy and Dave Freeman at the Wisconsin Book Festival

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:30am
Madison Public Library : Central Library
201 W Mifflin St
Third Floor, Community Room 302
Madison, WI 53703
United States

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

608-266-6300

From adventurers and educators Amy and Dave Freeman, a passionate and beautifully illustrated account of a year in the Boundary Waters. The Boundary Waters—with over twelve hundred miles of canoe routes—is one of our national treasures, yet their existence has been consistently threatened. When the Freemans learned of copper nickel mining in the area’s watershed, they decided to take action. They would speak on behalf of the Boundary Waters. And they would do it by spending a year in the wilderness.

 

This book tells the story of that year in northern Minnesota. In visceral, immediate language and gorgeous photos, the Freemans show us the value of wilderness and why we must protect it. We hear loons whistling softly under a moonrise. We taste lobster mushrooms cooked over a fire. We watch a pine marten stalking a hare through winter’s first snowfall. We linger, reverently, at the edges of a silent lake after other campers have gone home. With the magic—and urgent message behind it—that have brought an international audience to the Freemans’ cause, A Year in the Wilderness is a rousing cry of witness activism and a stunning tribute to this special region.