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An Adventurer Reckons With Profound Loss

BY MEGAN LABRISE • February 18, 2020

Roman Dial spent two years searching for his missing son in Costa Rica.

 

On this episode, Dial, a renowned Alaskan adventurer and ecologist, presents his memoir, The Adventurer’s Son (William Morrow). The book centers on the tragic disappearance of his 27-year-old son, Cody Roman Dial, from Corcovado National Park in 2014.

Kirkus calls The Adventurer's Son, "A poignant, highly moving memoir of tragic circumstances and a lifelong love of exploring."

Dial discusses his family history, natural beauty, and his personal philosophy of balancing physical risk against emotional reward.

Then, children’s editor Vicky Smith, fiction editor Laurie Muchnick, and editor-in-chief Tom Beer join with their reading recommendations for the week.

 

Editors’ picks:

Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara, ill. by Micah Player (Schwartz & Wade)

Weather by Jenny Offill (Knopf)

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland (Tin House)

 

Fully Booked is produced by Cabel Adkins Audio and Megan Labrise.

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