The things found unexpectedly are often the ones that procure the most stimulating voyages of serendipity.
If you enjoy the ideas behind any of The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Pilgrim's Progress, Celestine Prophecy, Tao Te Ching, Confucius or The Prophet then this book is for you! It tells of a journey involving two central characters. A man and his niece traverse various scenes within the natural world. They discover a hidden book and take it with them - a collection of themed wisdom sayings lie inside. Their essence is drawn out in correlation to the companions' journey through nature and shared experience. Subtleties await the reader's unearthing.
This is a work that is broadly reflective of eco-psychology and implicitly offers a critique and/or expansion of motifs/values latent within a variety of spiritual traditions (mainstream and alternative, historic and modern). The book has feminist as well as ecological themes, in an eclectic mix. It offers a mythology that transcends the merely mundane aspects of the journey.
The interactions raise some important questions for our times. Nevertheless, it is not a heavy read and seeks to communicate the profound through a vehicle of simplicity. It is therefore a story that can be appreciated by adults and younger people alike.