|After the deaths of her father and father-in-law,
Laurie Lawlor discovers an unlikely place for healing and
transformation in a wetland in southeastern Wisconsin — a
landscape of abundant and sometimes inaccessible beauty that has often
been ignored, misunderstood, and threatened by human destruction.
In her personal wetland journey, she examines the sky, delves
underwater, and peers between sedges in all seasons and all times of
day. An engating and deeply intimate record, This Tender
Place is, at its heart, a story of refuge and renewal
refracted through the lens of life within wetlands - among the most
productive, yet most endangered, ecosystems in the world..
This Tender Place
The Story of a Wetland Year
by Laurie Lawlor
University of Wisconsin Press,