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Above Tree Line: A Memoir
The traumas and losses of childhood are often buried. The child grows up appearing normal, unscathed and perhaps even successful. But often what is buried comes back to attack at the very moment when life is reaching its pinnacle. This is the story of one woman’s spiral downward into physical and mental breakdown and her return to wholeness by courageously, and some would ...more
Published April 7th 2014 by Wild Ginger Press
(first published March 24th 2014)
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Jul 26, 2014 Story Circle Book Reviews rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Mary P. Montanye's Above Tree Line tells the story of the author's journey from an insecure little girl to a woman confident in herself and her place in the world. Most of the book focuses on her past as the author seeks to explain her unhealthy relationships, alcoholism, and difficulty in dealing with other people in a healthy, productive way. Throughout her journey, though, she is consistently seeking a wild place in which to find home and herself. She ultimately finds a way to join her yearni ...more