Natural World Reflections Book Reviews

This book is currently being revamped and illustrated to become a new book titled Togwotee Passage.

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Calan's Eden
Revised edition
A collection of connected sketches
by L. G. Cullens 
Published: July 24, 2016
Latest revision: Sept. 16, 2016
Words: 47,700
Language: English
ISBN 978-1-5323-1197-0

Review by: Jennifer Christie Temple on Sept. 08, 2016
(author of Magic Of Life and Windfalls poetry collections)

This revised edition of Calan's Eden has enriched the atmospheric message of the original without losing any of the beauty or simplicity of the story. 

Calan’s Eden is a book that takes you on a journey. It has the relaxed and assured feel of a tale told round a camp fire, a story of times past that comes to life through the words of a man who experienced life in 1940’s Wyoming and grew into an understanding of nature and the circle of life through his experiences and friendship with the Shoshone friends he made there. 

You might simply enjoy this book for the adventurous snapshots of a life lived through the change and turbulence of the latter half of the twentieth century, or maybe you will catch a glimpse of a deeper story? For, running through the heart of Lee Cullens' book, is a message that tells of man’s natural connection to all life and the dangers of disturbing the harmony that forms the web of all existence.

Presented as a series of short sketches that trace the life and growth of Calan, the author reveals how his hero’s life experiences, together with an introduction to the ancient wisdom of a culture very different to his own, work to change his world view.

I think any reader will find Calan’s Eden an enjoyable and enriching experience, no matter how they connect to it. It is a book to keep at hand because this story draws you back to dip into again and again.