When asked by the Jentel Artist Residency program to describe her book in under 25 words, Mary Beth wrote: “Long-married, suburban school counselor self-ejects from pool of boredom and shoots to the Tetons where she wrestles with bears, blizzards, and burly guys.”
Long-time UUFL member Mary Beth Baptiste will tell us about her memoir, which will be published in May by TwoDot/Globe Pequot Press. “Altitude Adjustment: A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons” is the story of a classic heroine’s journey, but one taken in midlife. Aware that her youth was slipping away as she languished in a repressive marriage in east coast suburbia, Mary Beth left behind her whole known world to follow her lifelong dream of living and working in the Rocky Mountains. In her job as a biologist at Grand Teton National Park, unexpected lessons from nature and wildlife helped her create a more free and open life. Please join us this Sunday for a sure to be enriching and reflective morning for us all.