Above Tree Line: A Memoir

Above Tree Line: A Memoir

by Mary P. Montanye


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The traumas and losses of childhood are often buried. The child grows up appearing normal, unscathed and perhaps even successful. But often what is buried comes back to attack at the very moment when life is reaching its pinnacle. This is the story of one woman's spiral downward into physical and mental breakdown and her return to wholeness by courageously, and some would say recklessly, following her intuition. Ms. Montanye's intuition leads her to a tiny town in a Colorado canyon alongside the wild and scenic Cache La Poudre River. There, she immerses herself in the grandeur and beauty of the surrounding mountains. When her journey begins, no one involved can know that it will lead to such a powerful and bittersweet end: an end that includes healing for herself, her marriage and for the difficult relationship she endured with her mother.

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ISBN-13: 9780988770393
Publisher: Wild Ginger Press
Publication date: 03/24/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Mary Montanye, her husband, George, and two rescue cockers, Pepper and Chrissy, split their time between the foothills of Colorado and the central Oregon Coast. In both places, Mary gratefully writes and coaches while often resting her eyes on the beauty of the natural world that surrounds them.

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Above Tree Line: A Memoir 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a worthy read. I preferred it to many a celebrity memoir for its authentic voice, courageous honesty and human connection. I cared about her and celebrated her journey home to herself. I won't forget how she learned to hold and walk through pain and arrive at her personal integrity. I also appreciated her well written sentences, each one led me to the next so that I could hardly put it down. I think anyone who pays attention to their life will also honor their own journey more for having read this memoir. It is a gift shared.