ND Magazine editor Kerry Temple publishes book

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Back to Earth:A Backpackers Journey into Self and Soul,by Kerry Temple, editor of Notre Dame Magazine, has recently been published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Written during a painful and solitary period in its authors life,Back to Earthis a carefully arranged retrospective series of autobiographical essays in whichTemple, through a lens of past adventures, misadventures, journeys, encounters, insights and readings, reflects on the spiritual dimensions of nature and explores its potential to replenish the human soul.

One reviewer, Bill McKibben, author ofWandering Home: A Long Walk through America’s Most Hopeful Landscape,wrote that Temples bookis about the missing things in our lives—which aren’t necessarily the things we’d imagine.Instead of draining away, Kerry Temple’s life was filling up. Quietly, subtly, but truly.

A native ofShreveport,La., and a 1974 Notre Dame alumnus,Templeassumed the editorship of Notre Dame Magazine in 1995 after 10 years as its managing editor. He joined the magazine staff in 1981 after working as a writer in the Universitys development office and in public relations.He has taught writing courses at Notre Dame, won nine national writing awards and has been cited four times in Best American Essays for stories that have appeared in Notre Dame Magazine.

* Contact: * _Kerry Temple at 574-631-4629 or Temple.1@nd.edu _


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