A “pleasingly eclectic” collection of essays about the author’s love of the wilderness, literature, cooking, dogs, and life itself (Booklist).
On the Edge of the Wild is a stunning collection of essays that shares Stephen Bodio’s passion for the country, wilderness, literature, and much more. With compelling stories about moving to Montana, treasured shotguns, and his absolute love of cooking, readers will be hooked by the beautiful way in which Bodio shares his feelings about life and the outdoors.
These thought-provoking essays will appeal to those who enjoy living off the land, and will inspire many more to pursue the satisfactions of a life lived simply. The array of stories shows the deep appreciation and respect that Bodio has for nature, including the wonderful animals that grace his presence. From dogs to falcons, the love shared by this naturalist is something to treasure.
“Should most appeal to other hunters and fishers, but a nature lover or even a vegetarian can gain new perspective by reading it.” —Publishers Weekly
“A profound personal note of satisfaction at having found the right way to live and an infectious conviction that others can do the same.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Excellent prose and witty, perceptive insights.” —Library Journal
“The man writes with mortal grace.” —Donald McCaig, author of Nop’s Trials, Eminent Dogs, and Dangerous Men