I’m going to try and recommend a book at least once a month just for fun! I’ve already got a few up on my BookBub author profile, but this book is special to me as an animal lover, so I wanted to kick this part of my blog off with it.
Down From the Mountain by Bryce Andrews is by far one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s a nonfiction story described as an ‘ode to wilderness‘, which I very much agree with. The book tells a compelling story of a grizzly bear in a politically and geographically changing Montana landscape. In a town that poses new threats to its notable wildlife, dangers such as poaching, and conflicts with farming communities lead to a terrible predicament for the mother grizzly this story follows.
I can’t recommend this book enough. Not only is the story both true and fascinating, it’s also written in one of the most beautiful manners I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Bryce Andrews’ prose is absolutely poetic, and the story he tells is woven in such a way that it will definitely pull on your heart.
In addition to writing this book, Mr. Andrews works with a conservation group called People and Carnivores, which you can learn more about here.
Thanks so much for checking out my August book rec!