Islands Apart: A Year on the Edge of Civilization (Paperback)
A Year on the Edge of Civilization
Trumpeter, 9781590305300, 256pp.
Publication Date: July 14, 2009
In between his week-long solo trips through these pristine islands, McAlpine reaches out to try to better understand his fellow man: he eats lunch with the homeless in Beverly Hills, sits in the desert with a 98-year-old Benedictine monk, and befriends a sidewalk celebrity impersonator in Hollywood. What he discovers about himself and the world we live in will inspire anyone who wishes they had the time to slow down and notice the wonders of nature and humanity.
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Praise For Islands Apart: A Year on the Edge of Civilization…
“McAlpine celebrates and struggles with the gifts of silence and solitude. The results are careful, poetic, and often funny observations.”—Virtuoso Life