“Joyfully welcome a new voice in a new generation of nature writers. Adrienne Ross Scanlan’s journey from New York City’s beaches to Seattle’s salmon streams, from winter to spring, from Yom Kippur to Purim, from searching to celebration, continually delights, surprises, and inspires.”
– Kathleen Dean Moore, author, Wild Comfort
Turning Homeward – Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild (Mountaineers Books) is a place-based, narrative nonfiction book about the journey of a newcomer to the Pacific Northwest who learns that home isn’t where you live but where you create belonging by repairing the nature that is close to our lives.
I’m Adrienne Ross Scanlan, an award-winning writer, nonfiction editor of the Blue Lyra Review, and author of the Turning Homeward: Restoring Nature in the Urban Wild. I’ve explored the Pacific Northwest’s nature (inside or outside the city) as a lay naturalist, a restoration volunteer, and a citizen scientist.