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  Dreaming of Wolves- Adventures in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania



 
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Whether joining the narrator as he tracks wolves through the deep snows and dense forests of the Carpathian Mountains, or fends off belligerent shepherd dogs, or journeys through history to discover the real Dracula, the reader learns a remarkable amount of fascinating information about wolves, about the history and folklore of Romania, and about traditional rural life in the mountain villages of Transylvania. The story is written in an understated voice that is at once honest and humorous, deriving from events perceived with a keen and sensitive eye. The book presents several sub-themes such as the benefits of conserving wilderness, the joy of discovering self through the pursuit of dreams, and an unusual perspective on the nature of time and consciousness all of which are woven smoothly into the fabric of a well-told story. The narrative is enhanced with 32 pages of beautiful color photographs.Paperback 256 pages.


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A Beautiful Read February 10, 2011
Reviewer: Cornelia Hutt from Purcellville, VA United States  
Many of us will never get to Transylvania, that region of Romania so rich in legend and lore. But not to worry. This remarkable book will take you there.
    Alan Sparks knows how to spin "true-life" adventures that invite readers to accompany him and share his experiences, and the color photos enhance the lively narrative.
    This book is many wonderful things - an armchair traveler's delight, an honest and often hilarious memoir, an odyssey of the spirit, a reflection about what matters in life, and a treasure trove of wolf information. Recounted in first-person, Sparks shares his experiences in the mountain forests of Romania with a page-turning narrative that sweeps the reader along as companion and fellow traveler.  
    This is a story brimming with humor, introspection, pathos, keen observation and solid information. Thus, for lovers of wildlife and wild places, the book is a delightful discovery. And for people interested in wolves, it's a must.

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