Shortlisted for The Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Stand the Sacred Tree is book of travel and nature, birds and water (or the lack of it), the joy of life and the sorrow of illness. Weier traveled widely—Syria, Iceland, Holland, Denmark, and Canada—and discovered people who are obsessed with place, with travel; each destination, each trip without exception leading to another. Each new landscape brings new exotic birds and flowers, new friends. Yet everywhere there is always something haunting and familiar.