Master bio-poet Tom Titus has put into words—glorious luminous words—the unspeakable grandeur of wild salmon on the rise, the intelligence of bees, the knock-out beauty of summer blackberries in full juice; words we can savor and share for the rest of our days. Let us all rejoice in rain-pure gratitude for the power and grace of this soon-to-be classic. Jessica Maxwell, author, Roll Around Heaven
Do you live in the Eugene area? Blackberries in July: A Forager's Field Guide to Inner Peace is available at our local independent bookstores: Tsunami Books, Oregon Duck Store, or Smith Family Bookstore.
Would you like a signed copy? Send $15 to Tom A. Titus, 3550 Mill St., Eugene, OR, 97405 and I'll drop one in the mail!
What readers other than my mother are saying about Blackberries in July: A Forager's Field Guide to Inner Peace:
"Blackberries in July is so fresh, raw, and descriptive. Somehow the writing removes your skin and exposes raw emotion, nerves, and inner soul."
"This book will heal you! It will carry you from wherever you are to the next highest peak. Tom Titus will lead you there through the back roads and wild forests of his native Oregon mixing humor, history, and science into his stories, which create a three-dimensional experience for the reader."
"I read and reread aloud passages that ignite a passion for our home ground."
"Tom's lyrical writing puts you in his shoes as he explores externally and internally his love of the land and his personal effect on it. If you loved Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring,' you will love this collection of essays."
“I really wanted to curl up on the couch and read this book from cover to cover. I decided instead to read a little each day so I could savor it and make it last."
Biologist Tom Titus returns to Oregon in search of old orchards, bay clams, wild mushrooms, spawning salmon, and home. This poetic year-long hunting and gathering of his spirit reunites him with the land and traditions of four generations, leading to a profound reordering of values and priorities. Humor and personal insight illuminate the emotional pitfalls and spiritual payoffs in the conscious pursuit of place.