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From the PublisherA San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
"Vivid prose as electrifying as any beach novel you're likely to find this summer."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"This day-by-day account of the defense of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center against massive wildfires in summer 2008 brings a Buddhist twist to the age-old preoccupation of humans living with—and trying to control—fire."
—Publisher's Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
"An absorbing account of how two priesthoods — professional wildland firefighters and Zen monastics — confronted the fire's threat."
—Los Angeles Times
"This book reads like a hair-raising adventure novel."
“Not only a gripping narrative of the 2008 wildfire events, but also how Zen allows people to meet such colossal crisis with a focused mind.”
"Fire Monks demonstrates the clarity of thought and action that can spring from Zen practice."