Debut book about solo climber’s mother

February 2018 | Recent Deals

Mother of famous free solo climber Alex Honnold, Dierdre Wolownick’s memoir, where she reveals the challenges of becoming a late-stage athlete, climbing for the first time at the age of 57 on the most iconic mountains—including Yosemite’s Royal Arches, Half Dome, and El Capitan—and running grueling marathons, after spending the better part of her life enduring a failed marriage while raising her two eco-conscious children, confronting questions regarding the nature of fear vs. courage, the responsibility of parents to protect yet give their children the freedom they need to become their best selves, and reminding readers that it’s never too late to reach new heights, to Kate Rogers at Mountaineers Books, by Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency (World English).