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Your Stories/your testimonials

Please feel free to write a few words about how the book, Desert Solitaire has influenced, change, marked, catalyzed, revolutionized or simply affected your life. We look forward to hearing from you!

Poetry of Desert Solitaire

June 7, 2018

After falling completely in love with the desert on my recent trips to Moab, I read Desert Solitare. It inspired the following poetry: A reading – Desert Solitaire In pages…

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May 17, 2018

I bought (and read) DS during my first visit to Arches NP and Moab in 1978. It is still one of my very favorite books in the Edward Abbey collection.…

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Toward a sense of place

May 14, 2018

I first encountered Desert Solitaire well after college, after grad school even, sometime in my late twenties. The book impacted me in many ways, but perhaps most significantly started me…

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The Candle Still Burns Bright

May 2, 2018

I was fortunate enough to have spent my college years surrounded by those influenced by Ed Abbey, Desert Solitaire, The Monkey Wrench Gang and all the grassroots environmental movements sprouted…

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the spark that ignites

April 25, 2018

i lost my student deferment for the draft in 1969. i wasn’t dishonest enough to fake bone spurs so i was adjusting to the likelihood i was bound for Vietnam.…

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No more fear

April 18, 2018

I read “Desert Solitaire” about 20 years ago. Of course I loved it, and it affected me in many ways. However, one unique way it helped me was it made…

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