Connections chronicles the stories and journeys of wildlife rehabilitator Cindy Kamler.

Summit Archaeology

Summit Archaeology is chapter one in the history of world mountaineering. This is a history that has remained unwritten to the present day.

Tao of Davis

Tao of Davis is the heartfelt, honest, and, at times, tearful book about Phelan-McDermid Syndrom and a story of living alongside disability.

Half Dome

The History of Half Dome, Yosemite’s iconic mountain, through the ages, from 500 million years ago to the present day.

The Andes

The history of mountaineering in the Andes has more unanswered questions than that of any other mountain range in the world.

An Afterclap of Fate

An epic narrative, An Afterclap of Fate: Mallory on Everest creates a poetic and convincing account of mountaineering’s greatest mystery.

My Life under Totalitarianism

Starič describes his life from 1941 until 1991. First his country Slovenia—then the northwestern part of Yugoslavia—was occupied by the Italians, Germans and Hungarians. They divided the country among themselves and the Italians occupied the southern part of Slovenia along with the capital Ljubljana (where the author lived).

Downward Bound

Downward Bound: A Mad! Guide to Rock Climbing Downward Bound is Warren Harding’s offbeat and inventive climbing classic. Harding gives readers an introduction to climbing and recounts his first ascents of the Nose and the Wall of the Early Morning Light on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. The introduction to rock climbing and big walls isContinue reading “Downward Bound”

Oblate Formation Booklet

The Oblate Formation Booklet is a comprehensive resource for new and existing Oblates of Saint Vincent Archabbey. It is a private publication for oblates of the monastery.


North is a historical tale of arctic adventure, political chicanery, the power of love, and abandonment at the ends of the earth.

Hazard’s Way

WINNER OF THE 2001 BOARDMAN TASKER WINNER THE 2001 BANFF MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL GRAND PRIX Hazard’s Way is the story of a young man’s development and his struggles to cope with strict 19th-century Edwardian family life, with conflicting attitudes toward the Boer War, and with the contradictory influences of the friends he makes in his lifeContinue reading “Hazard’s Way”

My First Summer in the Sierra

In My First Summer in the Sierra John Muir recounts his early travels in the Sierra while working as a shepherd. In the summer of 1869,

Gary Hemming

Gary Hemming—the enigmatic Californian who brought the modern American climbing spirit and technique to the Alps during the 1960s—was a cultural hero in Europe during an era of social upheaval.

Evening Light

The first Briton to climb all fourteen of the world’s 8000 meter summits, George Hazard long ago sacrificed wife and child to his ambitions as a mountaineer. Returning from a trekking trip to take up a commission from his publishers, his truck goes off the road. Emerging from a coma he is confronted by his daughter, Calon, who he abandoned many years before.

Conquest of Bread

In The Conquest of Bread, Peter Kropotkin describes how the revolution can achieve a free, egalitarian, and self-sufficient anarcho-communist society.

River of Hope

In the dead of winter, Joe Reidhead embarked on a 1000-mile canoe journey that would connect two of America’s great rivers—the Missouri and the Mississippi.

Lessons from Saint Benedict

Part of a collection written over twenty years, Lessons from Saint Benedict contains 26 letters written by Donald Raila, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey.

The Rule in Bits and Pieces

The Rule in Bits and Pieces is a collection of over 140 reflections covering every chapter of the Holy Rule of St. Benedict. In this collection, Father Donald Raila, O.S.B. has brought together a diversity of contributions from the Benedictine monks and Oblates of Saint Vincent Archabbey.


In his classic essay on walking, Henry David Thoreau, the famous naturalist and philosopher, extols the virtues of immersing ourselves daily in nature.

Prayer, Study, and Work

In Prayer, Study, and Work, Daniel J. Heisey succinctly explores what Benedictines and other Christians immersed in a modern suburban culture can learn from the vision of monastic saints such as Benedict and Basil.

The Compleat Angler

The Compleat Angler, Izaak Walton’s fishing classic, is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing.

The Sea-Wolf

Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf is a novel of adventure, brutality, and survival at sea. Humphrey van Weyden, rescued from a shipwreck, is forced into service aboard the Ghost, a sealing ship under the command of the violent and powerful Wolf Larsen.

Caves of Missouri

In this reprint of a classic piece of cave literature, the famed geologist, J Harlen Bretz, gives a detailed account of the formation and history of Missouri caves.

White Fang

Jack London’s White Fang is the tale of a wolf-dog and its coming of age amongst the violence of the wild northern frontier.

Flowers in the Desert

The Bible is, above all other things, a record of God’s love for the human race. In its words and through its stories God reveals himself and calls those who hear the word into communion with him.

Taking Leave

Fleeing from an imprisoning job and a disintegrating marriage, Anthony Hardman seeks refuge in a remote house on the edge of a lonely moor.

The Study Guide to Lessons from Saint Benedict

The Study Guide to Lessons from Saint Benedict is an excellent resource for groups and individuals who would like to further their studies and enhance spiritual growth through Father Donald Raila’s book Lessons from Saint Benedict.

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild is the story of Buck, who starts the tale as a domesticated dog living a life of luxury on a Californian estate. However, when Buck is kidnapped to work as a sled dog in the Yukon, he must learn to survive in the harsh, unforgiving wilderness.

Saint Vincent Seminary

Saint Vincent Seminary is the oldest major seminary in the United States operated by Benedictine monks. Canonically established in 1855 by Pope Pius IX, the Seminary’s roots lie much farther back in time.

Granite Climbs of Missouri

Granite Climbs of Missouri is the most extensive guidebook to the rock climbing routes and bouldering problems of Missouri’s granite heartland—the St. Francois Mountains.