A Tender Distance

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This is a mother's story about raising her two boys in Alaska were wilderness is just out the back door of their home. Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, A Tender Distance presents fifteen finely-crafted vignettes that explore the perils and joys of raising two fearless boys from toddlerhood to young men. Mothers everywhere will relate to the hard, familiar choice between holding close and letting go.

Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, A Tender Distance presents fifteen finely-crafted vignettes that explore the perils and joys of raising two fearless boys from toddlerhood to young men. Mothers everywhere will relate to the hard, familiar choice between holding close and letting go.

"Presents parenting on a 'high-voltage tightrope' between adventure and safety in rugged conditions."
--Foreword Footnotes

"A Tender Distance is written with a calm, deep grace. It is a poem of a book, infused with courage, sadness, and beauty."
--Richard Goodman, author of French Dirt, The Story of a Garden in the South of France and Soul of Creative Writing.