Altitude Adjustment (Paperback)

A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons

By Mary Beth Baptiste

Two Dot Books, 9780762791347, 259pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014

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Aware that her youth is slipping by, Mary Beth Baptiste decides to escape her lackluster, suburban life in coastal Massachusetts to pursue her lifelong dream of being a Rocky Mountain woodswoman. To the horror of her traditional, ethnic family, she divorces her husband of fifteen years, dusts off her wildlife biology degree, and flees to Moose, Wyoming for a job at Grand Teton National Park. In these rugged mountains, unexpected lessons from nature and wildlife guide her journey as she creates a new life for herself. Set against the dramatic backdrop and quirky culture of Jackson Hole, this beautifully written memoir is a thoughtful, often humorous account of a woman's bumbling quest for purpose, redemption, and love through wilderness adventure, solitude, and offbeat human connections.

About the Author

Still a woodswoman at heart, Mary Beth Baptiste lives with her husband in southeast Wyoming, where she continues to add to her checkered job history. A two-time winner of the Wyoming Arts Council's Frank Nelson Doubleday Award for Creative Writing, she has published her work in a variety of periodicals and anthologies.