Books by alumni
May 15, 2015
In her memoir “Altitude Adjustment: A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons,” Mary Beth Baptiste (’77 M.S. wildlife science) recounts how she escaped her lackluster, suburban life in Massachusetts, dissolved her 15-year marriage, dusted off her wildlife degree, and fled to Wyoming to work at Grand Teton National Park. Unexpected lessons from nature and wildlife guide her journey as she pursues her dream of becoming a Rocky Mountain woodswoman and creates a new life for herself.
“A Creek Trickles Through It” by Jim Mize (’75 B.S. forestry, ’77 M.S. agricultural economics) follows in the footsteps of his debut title, “The Winter of Our Discount Tent,” released in 1995. Topics in the new collection of humorous, nostalgic stories from the award-winning author and fisherman include the dangers of fly-tying, carnivorous fly-eating trees, and persnickety fish. Mize also penned “Wild Fare & Wise Words: Recipes and Writing from the Great Outdoors” in 2005.