Trevor Herriot is a prairie naturalist, activist and writer living on the northern edge of the Great Plains in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has five previous titles to his name, most recently Towards a Prairie Atonement, which was published by the University of Regina Press in 2016. Trevor's work has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. Trevor's writing has also appeared in the Globe & Mail and Canadian Geographic, as well as several anthologies.
Dr. Branimir Gjetvaj is a biologist, photography instructor and internationally published environmental photographer specializing in natural history and western Canadian landscapes. He has participated in numerous nature conservation initiatives and frequently contributes his photographic skills to local environmental organizations. One of his photography projects culminated in the award-winning book The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis. In 2013 Branimir was recognized by the Canadian Environmental Law Association for extensive participation in several key environmental NGOs, and for using his photography to advance environmental conservation. He is the current President (2016-2018) of Nature Saskatchewan, a provincial conservation organization.
Grass, Sky, Song is a blending of personal experience, history, philosophy and scientific research. Filled with evocative “sidebar” descriptions of threatened birds, from the sharp-tailed grouse to the chestnutcollared longspur, this graceful book demonstrates why Trevor Herriot is regarded as one of Canada’s finest non-fiction writers.
By turns irreverent and meditative, lyrical and analytical, this moving account bears the characteristic style of Herriot’s bestseller River in a Dry Land, but this time the focus of his critique is not on the culture but on the individual. Attended by a pair of hawks and his remembered conversations with an old friend, the author discovers the depth of his own weakness and obsessions, and begins the longer walk into the second half of life by facing his own part in the spiritual failures of men and how that plays out in family, community and landscape.
The Road is How matches landscape to the travelling soul and offers believers and skeptics alike an illuminating look at how brief passages in our lives can help us find grace in our footsteps on this good earth.