A memoir about a cabin, a piece of land, and a magical journey through time
In this magical interweaving of history and memoir, Rebecca Fletcher Gale embarks on a surprising journey of discovery and imagination. While fixing up a rustic cabin “of great charm and decrepitude” in northern Arizona, she uncovers a box of love letters written in 1927, prompting her to delve deeper into the cabin’s history. As she does so, she takes the reader with her on an exploration of heartbreak, memory, and identity.
Using her gift as a storyteller, the author considers those who may have migrated through the land, as a way of deepening her understanding of the land’s healing properties through time. What starts as a search for purpose and meaning in her life brings her full-circle to what she realizes she knew all along, that “we are born perfect and complete; we are taught we are lacking; and we then have to find our way back to the simple truth of it.” And as she embraces the essential wisdom of listening to her heart, reading the clues along life’s path, she develops the courage to follow her dream.