Join us at Alibi Ale Works to meet author Susan Purvis and learn more about her life as an avalanche rescuer with her dog companion!
Readers will be riveted by Purvis’ journey to save lives as part of an avalanche search-and-rescue team with the help of her partner, a very rebellious black lab named Tasha. This is Wild meets Marley and Me. Their story is based in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Wilderness medicine expert Susan Purvis tells the story of finding her life’s purpose, and the dog to share it with, in Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost—and Myself. At a crossroad in her life, Purvis moves to a Colorado ski town, starts working on the local ski patrol and adopts a five-week-old lab puppy. As Purvis learns more about the deadly danger of avalanches, she is determined to train that pup, Tasha, to find, recover, and rescue those lost. The tale of how Susan and Tasha became a team is told with suspense, human and plenty of grit. An explorer by passion, Susan Purvis combines wilderness medicine, desert survival, exploration geology, and K-9 search and rescue to land jobs on all seven continents (Antarctica x3, Nepal x 6, Africa x 4).
"Susan Purvis has written a brave and profound book about the eternally compelling topic of human survival. No one can truly understand the wilderness without going deeply within themselves, and perhaps vice versa. Purvis has done both and come back with truths that we all can learn from."
Susan will discuss her thoughts about life, love and partnership.
Socialize and Meet the Author from 5:30-6:30 PM. Presentation 6:30-7:30 PM followed by a book signing
Susan’s story includes real missions from the mountains of Colorado.