Dimensions:9in x 6 in | 1 gr
Page Count:176 pages
In All the Leavings, Laurie Easter interrogates her off-grid life in Southern Oregon and its everyday ups and downs, physical and emotional. Her complex, often experimental essays draw on themes of love and danger: her relationships with her mother and with her own daughters; giving birth in a rough cabin, and later desperately seeking help for a critically ill child; encounters with wildlife from birds to mountain lions; comforting a dying friend and worrying about another, entangled by addiction, who simply vanishes; mourning with her alternative community over the loss of a teenager; and, of course, the destructive power of wildfire. Easter brings these themes together into a story that draws strength and context from place.