What better way to discover the wild
woman within than to read about phenomenal
women who forayed into the wilderness,
kayaked the whitewater of an exotic
land, or biked the outback country.
They made pilgrimages back to their
instincts and returned with their inner
wildness reaffirmed, and they did it
with high adventures in the wild-rafting
a river in Borneo, diving in Mexican
cenotes, climbing Mt. Everest.
In this book, editor McCauley shares
with us their journeys into the natural
world: a lone hiker trekking the Appalachian
Trail, a wildlife worker who is attacked
by a hyena in Israel, a traveller who
pulls off a gutsy rescue of endangered
animals in Vietnam. You'll read stories
of women exploring the wildness of their
own natures--a woman who confronts her
hunter's instincts while fishing for
mackerel in Ireland, another who navigates
through the wildish aspects of her sexuality
after witnessing a Sicilian tuna slaughter.
These tales transform possibility
into reality. Reading these stories
and feeling the stirrings of your own
restlessness is a wake-up call, a message
to stop ignoring the soul's deepest
longings. Let these stories act as an
invocation, calling you to your own
ventures into the wild!
Notable authors in this collection
include: Annie Dillard, Louise Erdrich,
Jane Goodall, Tracy Johnston, Robyn
Davidson, Gretel Ehrlich, Terry Tempest
Williams, and Alice Walker.