Back to Earth

A Backpacker’s Journey into Self and Soul

By Kerry Temple ’74 (Rowman & Littlefield)


A memoir of a man at midlife, as he ponders what has happened to the ideals of his youth and searches for belief and a renewed spirituality following the disintegration of his marriage. As one caught in the “currents of 21st century living,” he writes, “it was time to find redemption, time to go outside and fish.”

The author is the editor of Notre Dame Magazine and an award-winning essayist.

(July 2005)