Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.
Winner of the 2015 Adirondack Literary Award for Best Memoir presented by the Adirondack Center for Writing
Born just north of New York City, Edward Kanze traveled as far as the wilds of Australia and New Zealand, working as a naturalist, park ranger, and nature writer, before finally settling in New York’s Adirondacks for the riskiest of all life’s adventures: marriage and children. Adirondack tells the story of how he and his wife, Debbie, bought a tumbledown house, rescued it from ruin, started a family, and planted themselves deep in Adirondack soil. Along the way, he brings the unique history of this area to life by sharing stories of his ancestors, who have lived there for generations, and by offering captivating descriptions of the world around him. A keen observer, Kanze will charm readers with his tales of bears, birds, and fluorescent mice.
Edward Kanze is a naturalist and licensed Adirondack guide. He has written extensively for various magazines and newspapers and is the author of several books, including Kangaroo Dreaming: An Australian Wildlife Odyssey.