I Want To Be Left Behind [DD]

I Want To Be Left Behind [DD]

Author: Peterson, Brenda

Narrator: Brenda Peterson


Format: Digital Download

Length: 10 Hrs, 33 mins

ISBN: 9781593166267


In Brenda Peterson's unusual memoir, fundamentalism meets deep ecology. The author's childhood in the high Sierra with her forest ranger father led her to embrace the entire natural world, while her Southern Baptist relatives prepared eagerly and busily to leave this world. Peterson survived fierce sword drill competitions demanding total recall of the Scriptures and awkward dinner table questions (Will Rapture take the cat, too?) only to find that environmentalists with prophecies of doom can also be Endtimers. Peterson paints such a hilarious, loving portrait of each world that the reader, too, may want to be Left Behind.

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Brenda Peterson is the author of 17 books, including the novel Duck and Cover, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and her first memoir, Build Me an Ark: A Life With Animals, which was chosen as a Best Spiritual Book of the Year. The author reads this new memoir, I Want To Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here On Earth. It was chosen as an Indie Next Best Top Read and named among the Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010 by The Christian Science Monitor. Peterson lives on the Salish Sea in Seattle,Washington. Her first children's book, Leopard and Silkie: One Boy's Quest to Save Seal Pups is out in early 2012.


Booklist (* Starred Review)
"Unusually affecting and radiant..."

Library Journal
"A tender, lyrical account..."

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