Mountain Fire Momma 

Melissa Severa

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One Woman’s Story of Wildfire, Family and the Zen of Survival


ISBN: 9781555717988
Pages: 90

When the Southern California mountain communities of Idyllwild, Mountain Center, Pine Cove, and Garner Valley are threatened by a massive wildfire, Melissa Severa, her family, friends, neighbors—and fellow members of a Zen Buddhist retreat located directly in the fire’s path—calmly pack up their belongings and evacuate to the safety of the desert below.

This is Melissa’s first-hand account of the fire, the evacuation, the aftermath—including a series of devastating floods—and the coming together of a community to return, reclaim, and repair their beloved Zen Center, and to comfort and care for those who suffered.

Read An Excerpt Here!