Mother, Nature: A 5,000-Mile Journey to Discover If a Mother and Son Can Survive Their Differences Jedidiah Jenkins

Mother, Nature: A 5,000-Mile Journey to Discover If a Mother and Son Can Survive Their Differences

Author: Jedidiah Jenkins
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Book Title
Mother, Nature: A 5,000-Mile Journey to Discover If a Mother and Son Can Survive Their Differences
Author
Jedidiah Jenkins
ISBN
9780593137260
From New York Times bestselling author of To Shake the Sleeping Self. "Exquisitely written and completely compelling . . . As Jedidiah Jenkins traces a 5,000-mile route with his wildly entertaining mother, Barb, he begins to untangle the live wires of a parent-child bond and to wrestle with a love that hurts."--Suleika Jaouad, author of Between Two Kingdoms When his mother, Barbara, turns seventy, Jedidiah Jenkins is reminded of a sobering truth: Our parents won't live forever. For years, he and Barbara have talked about taking a trip together, just the two of them. They disagree about politics, about God, about the project of society--disagreements that hurt. But they love thrift stores, they love eating at diners, they love true crime, and they love each other. Jedidiah wants to step into Barbara's world and get to know her in a way that occasional visits haven't allowed. They land on an idea: to retrace the thousands of miles Barbara trekked with Jedidiah's father, travel writer Peter Jenkins, as part of the Walk Across America book trilogy that became a sensation in the 1970s. Beginning in New Orleans, they set off for the Oregon coast, listening to podcasts about outlaws and cult leaders--the only media they can agree on--while reliving the journey that changed Barbara's life. Jedidiah discovers who Barbara was as a thirty-year-old writer walking across America and who she is now, as a parent who loves her son yet holds on to a version of faith that sees his sexuality as a sin. Along the way, he peels back the layers of questions millions are asking today: How do we stay in relationship when it hurts? When do boundaries turn into separation? When do we stand up for ourselves, and when do we let it go? Tender, smart, and profound, Mother, Nature is a story of a remarkable mother-son bond and a moving meditation on the complexities of love.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Jedidiah JenkinsPublisher: Convergent BooksPublished: 11/07/2023ISBN: 9780593137260Pages: 240Weight: 1.25lbsReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 09/04/2023Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2023Library Journal 10/01/2023 pg. 130
From New York Times bestselling author of To Shake the Sleeping Self.

"Exquisitely written and completely compelling . . . As Jedidiah Jenkins traces a 5,000-mile route with his wildly entertaining mother, Barb, he begins to untangle the live wires of a parent-child bond and to wrestle with a love that hurts."--Suleika Jaouad, author of Between Two Kingdoms

When his mother, Barbara, turns seventy, Jedidiah Jenkins is reminded of a sobering truth: Our parents won't live forever. For years, he and Barbara have talked about taking a trip together, just the two of them. They disagree about politics, about God, about the project of society--disagreements that hurt. But they love thrift stores, they love eating at diners, they love true crime, and they love each other. Jedidiah wants to step into Barbara's world and get to know her in a way that occasional visits haven't allowed.

They land on an idea: to retrace the thousands of miles Barbara trekked with Jedidiah's father, travel writer Peter Jenkins, as part of the Walk Across America book trilogy that became a sensation in the 1970s. Beginning in New Orleans, they set off for the Oregon coast, listening to podcasts about outlaws and cult leaders--the only media they can agree on--while reliving the journey that changed Barbara's life. Jedidiah discovers who Barbara was as a thirty-year-old writer walking across America and who she is now, as a parent who loves her son yet holds on to a version of faith that sees his sexuality as a sin.

Along the way, he peels back the layers of questions millions are asking today: How do we stay in relationship when it hurts? When do boundaries turn into separation? When do we stand up for ourselves, and when do we let it go?

Tender, smart, and profound, Mother, Nature is a story of a remarkable mother-son bond and a moving meditation on the complexities of love.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jedidiah Jenkins
Publisher: Convergent Books
Published: 11/07/2023
ISBN: 9780593137260
Pages: 240
Weight: 1.25lbs

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 09/04/2023
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2023
Library Journal 10/01/2023 pg. 130
From New York Times bestselling author of To Shake the Sleeping Self.

"Exquisitely written and completely compelling . . . As Jedidiah Jenkins traces a 5,000-mile route with his wildly entertaining mother, Barb, he begins to untangle the live wires of a parent-child bond and to wrestle with a love that hurts."--Suleika Jaouad, author of Between Two Kingdoms

When his mother, Barbara, turns seventy, Jedidiah Jenkins is reminded of a sobering truth: Our parents won't live forever. For years, he and Barbara have talked about taking a trip together, just the two of them. They disagree about politics, about God, about the project of society--disagreements that hurt. But they love thrift stores, they love eating at diners, they love true crime, and they love each other. Jedidiah wants to step into Barbara's world and get to know her in a way that occasional visits haven't allowed.

They land on an idea: to retrace the thousands of miles Barbara trekked with Jedidiah's father, travel writer Peter Jenkins, as part of the Walk Across America book trilogy that became a sensation in the 1970s. Beginning in New Orleans, they set off for the Oregon coast, listening to podcasts about outlaws and cult leaders--the only media they can agree on--while reliving the journey that changed Barbara's life. Jedidiah discovers who Barbara was as a thirty-year-old writer walking across America and who she is now, as a parent who loves her son yet holds on to a version of faith that sees his sexuality as a sin.

Along the way, he peels back the layers of questions millions are asking today: How do we stay in relationship when it hurts? When do boundaries turn into separation? When do we stand up for ourselves, and when do we let it go?

Tender, smart, and profound, Mother, Nature is a story of a remarkable mother-son bond and a moving meditation on the complexities of love.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jedidiah Jenkins
Publisher: Convergent Books
Published: 11/07/2023
ISBN: 9780593137260
Pages: 240
Weight: 1.25lbs

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 09/04/2023
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2023
Library Journal 10/01/2023 pg. 130