Ten years ago, sisters Olivia and Melanie Greene were on a backcountry
hiking trip when their parents were in a fatal car accident. Over the
years, they grew apart, each coping with the loss in her own way. Olivia
plunged herself into law school, work, and an atomistic view of the
world--what you see is what you get, and that's all you get. Melanie
dropped out of college and developed an online life-coaching business
around her cafeteria-style spirituality--a little of this, a little of
that, whatever makes you happy.
Now, at Melanie's insistence (and against Olivia's better judgment), they are embarking on a hike in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In this remote wilderness they'll face their deepest fears, question their most dearly held beliefs, and begin to see that perhaps the best way to move forward is the one way they had never considered.
Michigan Notable Book Award winner Erin Bartels draws from personal experience hiking backcountry trails with her sister to bring you a story about the complexities of grief, faith, and sisterhood.
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The title of this book tells so much about the story, whether we are talking about grief or the gear we are going to use and take as we do a long hike.
Olivia the older sister, has dealt with her grief by cutting off her remaining family, but for ten years? In that time she has focused her life on her career as a lawyer.
Younger sister Melanie, appears to be an accomplished blogger, and has a big heart, she doesn't want to hurt anyone or anything, to the point of her diet. She is a vegan because, well she may end up eating family or friend, she also believes in reincarnation!
Watch for the twist that happen here, and you will be scratching your head and wonder if it is a God thing or that person is really real.
I loved all of the twist and turns, and even the sister bickering, and surprises abound, and gifts, even if they don't look like a real present they are gifts!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.