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Have you ever wondered what the universe has in store for you? Scientific revelation and planetary crisis are now expanding the scope of questions that have always stirred when people gaze into the night sky: How big and how old is all of this? How did we come to be and where are we going? Does purpose permeate creation? Where does my story fit within the story of the universe? Join June and her friends for the ultimate campfire story. Journey with them for a week in the backcountry, as they take in the evolving saga of the cosmos and work out their own unfolding lives within that epic context. Share their everyday-and life-shifting-dramas, from love and grief to work and creativity, from spiritual practice to climate crisis, from war to classroom. Unifying this chorus of voices, feel their common wonder at the symphonic chords and abiding dilemmas of cosmic history-here writ large on that thin film of life briefly expressed each summer, between the granite and hard stars of the high Sierra.
About the Author
William Carney's poetry has been awarded two American Academy of Poets prizes and a Hutchinson Fellowship at Williams College. His previous books include Cities, a nuclear peace epic. As a landscape architect, he oversaw the design and construction of Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. He started telling the story of the universe as a camp naturalist in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a field biologist at Philmont National Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He now lives and writes in northern California, where he is active in the climate movement.