Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots” by DJ Lee, Oregon State University Press, 2020 for Suzy Approved Book Tours. ****The profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education Fund***
DJ Lee, author of the memoir, “Remote Finding Home in the Bitterroots” has written a memorable, book filled with vivid descriptions of beautiful and wild wilderness, that is full of adventure. Please note that the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education Fund. The genre for this book is a memoir based on DJ Lee’s memories of her friend Connie and also of DJ’s family.
The author’s friend Connie, is educated and physically strong and capable of negotiating the Bitterroot wilderness which is around, Idaho and Montana. What is so remarkable is that the wilderness doesn’t show favoritism between women and men, and it is intriguing that women would be capable of dealing with all of nature’s adventures. Connie disappears, and DJ Lee wants to find out where and why if possible. Connie’s dog came home 3 weeks later without Connie.
There is a mystery of DJ’s family that also appreciated the wilderness that she wants to explore at the same time. There are things that are both found and lost in this vast wilderness. I would recommend this unique and thought-provoking memoir for those who are intriguied with the beauty, remoteness, and mystery of nature.