Start: 3:00 pm
Amy Allen will discuss her journey along the Appalachian Trail as she presents her book, Summoning the Mountains: Pilgrimage into Forty on Saturday, January 5th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Allen, a recently divorced single mom cast’s aside family and society’s expectations to seek the fulfillment by following a lifelong calling. On the eve of her fortieth birthday she reaches for her personal goal of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Settling her teenage sons at their father’s house Allen embarks on her 2,000 mile journey. Taking on the name her sons give her, Willow, transports the reader into the forest, giving the armchair hiker a glimpse into a world of coyotes, butterflies and bears. She shares her experiences of storms and injuries and the determination to ward off hunger and doubt. Summoning the Mountains is a book about embracing challenges and accepting change. To reserve a copy please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.