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Birch River Books

Grand Marais, MN 55604, USA

©2019 by Birch River Books.

Great Books About Nature

Nature Book Gift Ideas for Family

My background is in counseling. Several summers I guided in Minnesota. Later, I would spend time in the Churchill River country of Saskatchewan.


I believe I bring an unusual twist to storytelling. Each description of places I love evolves into a lesson about life. These often serve as stories for self-growth. Many have told me they go back to think about them further.


It is an interesting combination. An anecdote about “Base Camps” describes the need to prepare before we carry out any ascent towards our goals and dreams. “Shoulder Season” speaks of the flat times in our lives. We must persist and keep on without the flush of encouragement and momentum. 


The chapter on “Hypothermia” reminds us life can sneak up on us. Only the drip-drip of a steady rain alerts us to make preparations before it is too late.

Nature Book Gift Ideas for Families

Adult camping stories bring us into close contact with nature and with all its beauty. They also serve us as parables. While they are not direct (they don’t preach at you), they have a persuasive logic all their own. We come at truth indirectly. We register meaning for ourselves that seems right for us.


And so here are poems for you to enjoy that open the door to content in the book Who’s Watching Who?. There are book reviews from editors who have read Compass Season. There is advance announcement of my new venture into audiobooks.


Here there are more comments from readers like yourself. AND there is also a chapter from Compass Season. It's a kick at the tires. I hope you enjoy it. It’s titled “Switchbacks.”

Two great books about nature.

Ideal as a short chapter, discussion- eliciting nature read for book club book.

What a perfect pairing of breaking away to take in the natural world with poetry and prose about life today. Inspirational books for adult daughters; a nature book for an adult son when just the right book will do. 


A reminder of great memories shared in the past or moments to be enjoyed in the not-to-distant future. One of those nature read for book club books that can be gentle, rousing, reminiscent and applicable to today all at the same time.

A Nature Book for an Adult Son

Inspirational Books for Adult Daughters