Together, Alone

“Her journal reads as smoothly as a letter written to a dear friend; a treasure trove of quotes from favorite authors and suggested readings on relevant subjects enhance each page…This multi-faceted journal serves as a valuable overview to the way we were.”
—Publishers Weekly

There’s nothing very special about Meadow Knoll, not really, except that we have lived in this place for over twenty years, long enough to know the fragile grasses and the animals who live among them, the sturdy trees and their birds, the creek and its dwellers, the now-and-then moods of the changeable sky, the slant of the sun against the blessing of the hills.

But that is enough. For me, that is everything, and each time I return after an absence, I think with pleasure and a sense of relief, Yes, I am home. And then, so quickly that it is not a second thought, but a stumbling into the real meaning of the first: No, I am home. Home is where I am. And that is right, and good, and true.
Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place

Praise for Together, Alone

“Her journal reads as smoothly as a letter written to a dear friend; a treasure trove of quotes from favorite authors and suggested readings on relevant subjects enhance each page…This multi-faceted journal serves as a valuable overview to the way we were.”
—Publishers Weekly

“…A thinking-woman’s journal that refuses to fit neatly into a category. It is a writer’s, reader’s, gardener’s, news junkie’s and nature watcher’s journals skillfully woven into one book….Even Albert’s ordinary days seem extraordinary to me.”
—Richmond Times-Dispatch

Resources

Read an interview with Susan about the challenge of writing about place in the context of our busy lives.

For a look at Susan’s homestead life, follow her blog, LifeScapes.