Whether riding a recalcitrant camel in Tunisia, performing CPR on a seizing sled dog or viewing a sky burial in Tibet, Houston's "glimmers" of insight and acute observations of life are part spiritual quest, part healing - always depicted with humor and insight! — Amy Palmer
Pam Houston, an "early master of the art of rendering fiercely independent, brilliant women in love with the wrong men" (Sarah Norris, Barnes & Noble Review), delivers a novel that whisks us from one breathtaking precipice to the next. Along the way, we unravel the story of Pam (a character not unlike the author), a fearless traveler aiming to leave her metaphorical baggage behind as she seeks a comfort zone in the air. With the help of a loyal cast of friends, body workers, and a new partner who helps her to be at home, she finally finds something like ground under her feet.