Fling yourself into Cassandra Kircher's first book!

Cassandra Kircher was in her twenties when she was hired by the National Park Service, landing a life that allowed her to reinvent herself. For four years she collected entrance fees and worked in the dispatch office before being assigned as the first woman to patrol an isolated backcountry district of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. There, Kircher encountered wonder and beauty, accidents and death. Although she always suspected the mountains might captivate her, she didn’t realize that her adopted landscape would giver strength to confront where she was from–both the Midwest that Willa Cather fans will recognize, and a childhood filled with problems and secrets.

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Praise for Far Flung

“This bold, jaunty narrative travels to the expected places and tangos with unanticipated obsessions. I can easily imagine Kircher’s book shelved alongside contemporary place-based work by Ana Maria Spagna, Blair Braverman, and Cheryl Strayed.”

–Elena Passerello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses

“In a voice as clear and compelling as a tumbling mountain stream, Cassandra Kircher writes of family, landscape, and the deep and sometimes mystical ways in which we are bound to the land and bound to each other. The book is an intimate, meditative journey into the human heart, with no shortage of adventures along the way.”

–Kristen Iversen, author of Full Body Burden: Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

“Intimate and moving essays on nature, family, and adventure in the wilds.”

Foreword Reviews

Kircher's book explores her connection to nature through 13 place-based personal essays.