“Above Tree Line tells the story of one woman’s special connection with a unique place – the Poudre Canyon in Colorado. Courageous, evocative, and inspiring, the book chronicles the author’s journey to personal healing and her evolving relationship with the Canyon, the western landscape, her family history, and herself.”
~ Mary Allen, author of The Rooms of Heaven and Awake in the Dream House
The traumas and losses of childhood are often buried. The child grows up appearing normal, unscathed and perhaps even successful. But often what is buried comes back to attack at the very moment when life is reaching its pinnacle. This is the story of one woman’s spiral downward into physical and mental breakdown and her return to wholeness by courageously, and some would say recklessly, following her intuition. Ms. Montanye’s intuition leads her to a tiny town in a Colorado canyon alongside the wild and scenic Cache La Poudre River. There, she immerses herself in the grandeur and beauty of the surrounding mountains. When her journey begins, no one involved can know that it will lead to such a powerful and bittersweet end: an end that includes healing for herself, her marriage and for the difficult relationship she endured with her mother.
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