Wild Rides and Wildflowers
Authors Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth, $15.95, Torrey House Press
On the surface, Wild Rides and Wildflowers is a diary of four years of
bike rides, mostly on the Great Western Trail in Provo Canyon.
"Aging" university professors Scott and Sam note the passing
seasons as a progression of flower and bird species on the trail.
But among the botany and birdwatching, you get to know two 50ish individuals who
are dealing with loss of religious faith, a doomed
marriage, career challenges, and concern for the state of the world as
The book is being released in March 2014, with launch events Tuesday
March 18, 7 p.m. at The Kings English Bookshop in Salt Lake, and Wednesday
March 26, 12 p.m.
at Utah Valley University in Orem. (The book is currently listed on
Amazon, but has not yet been released for sale.)
Details at http://scottoabbotto.wix.com/wildridesandflowers