Through the Pacific Northwest forests and along the rugged coastal shores of California, Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild is a memoir of exploration and survival from a stunning new voice.
Dawn Again takes readers on Doniga’s journey: as a troubled teen attending a wilderness immersion school where Indigenous elders and wildlife trackers were among her teachers; hitchhiking across the Pacific Northwest; the moment she first connected with deer using owl eyes and fox walking techniques; and to Alaska, where she fell in love with tracking white wolves and the rigor of wilderness survival.
With chapters on food, permaculture, and more, Dawn Again dives into Doniga’s real-life experiences while equipping readers with practical knowledge. When Doniga tracks mountain lions with Erik, a rancher, she finds herself falling in love with more than just nature. She settles down on a cattle ranch on the California coast to start a family, and has to learn how to apply the deep, unshakeable lessons of the wild to her everyday life.
“Doniga has given us an instruction booklet on how to get in touch with our best selves, through getting in touch with the earth.” —Joan Baez