A Line Above the Sky is a collection of essays by Helen Mort about her life as a mountaineer and mother. Each essay explores different aspects of Mort’s lives, from her relationships with other climbers to the challenges of raising children in a remote location. The book offers readers an intimate look at Mort’s world and the unique perspectives that come with being both an athlete and parent.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who is interested in mountaineering, nature, and raising children. Mort’s essays offer a unique perspective on all of these topics, making the book interesting for both veterans and novices alike.
- The book offers a unique perspective on the lives of mountaineers and parents.
- It is beautifully written, with Mort’s lyrical prose providing insight into her thoughts and experiences.
- The essays are well-rounded and provide readers with a comprehensive view of Mort’s life.
- The author could have elaborated more on certain topics.
- The book may be too personal for some readers.
- The essays are not in chronological order.
Learn more about the author
Helen Mort is a poet and mountaineer who has written extensively about her experiences in the outdoors. A Line Above the Sky is her first book of non-fiction, and it wonesn’t be the last Born in Sheffield, England, she now lives with her husband and two young children in The Lake District.
“A Line Above the Sky is an absolutely stunning book. Helen Mort’s lyrical writing takes you on a journey into her awe-inspiring world of climbing and motherhood, while shedding light on some of the hidden truths of both pursuits. This is beautifully written, compelling nonfiction that I simply couldn’t put down.”
“A Line Above the Sky is an engaging and insightful exploration of Mort’s life as a mountaineer and mother. Her essays are candid, honest, and thought-provoking, providing readers with a unique perspective on both subjects. This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in either topic.”
“A Line Above the Sky is an introspective and insightful exploration of Mort’s life as a mountaineer and mother. With eloquence and honesty, she examines the challenges and rewards of both pursuits, revealing the depth of her passion for each. This beautifully written book will appeal to anyone who appreciates tales of adventure and determination.”
“A Line Above the Sky is a beautifully written and heartfelt exploration of Mort’s life as both a mountaineer and mother. Her essays are thoughtful, honest, and offer a unique perspective on the challenges and rewards of these two important roles. This book is an excellent read for anyone interested in outdoor adventure or family dynamics.”