Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place by Susan Wittig Albert
In this volume she lets us in on some of her personal life, starting with her decision in 1985 to give up her career as a college administrator and homestead a small patch of land in the Texas Hill Country with her new husband. There for over twenty years she has made a living writing novels while learning to connect with the natural environment around her.
To a large extent this is a “back to the land” chronicle. But the author is also concerned with making a marriage work and dealing with solitude as well as working together. The essays are prefaced with excerpts from her personal journals.