Lizards on the Mantel, Burros at the Door a Big Bend Memoir
- List Price: $35.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/1999
In this book based on her journals and letters, Etta Koch and her daughter June Cooper Price chronicle their family's first years (1944-1946) in the Big Bend. Etta describes how her photographer husband Peter Koch became captivated by the region as a place for natural history filmmaking -- and how she and their three young daughters slowly adapted to a pioneer lifestyle during his months' long absences on the photo-lecture circuit. In vivid, often humorous anecdotes, she describes making the rock house into a home, getting to know the Park Service personnel and other neighbors, coping with the local wildlife, and, most of all, learning to love the rugged landscape and the hearty individuals who call it home.