Hunting for Hope
The book begins with a hiking trip in the Rockies meant to ease the strife between the author and his teenage son. on their first day, Jesse lashes out: " you look at any car, and all you think is pollution, traffic, roadside crap. You say fast food's poisoning our bodies and TV's poisoning our minds. . . . You make me feel the planet's dying, and people are to blame, and nothing can be done about it. there's no room for hope. Maybe you can get along without hope, but I can't." Sanders sets out to accumulate, in a narrative threaded with the moving remainder of the father-son trip, his own reasons for facing the future with hope.