From the Fire: Ojai Reflects on the Thomas Fire

by Deva Temple (Deva Gatica) BA ’04

Deva Gatica Temple BA ’04 coedits a collection of essays, poetry, prose and historical interviews alongside beautiful full-color photos of the Thomas Fire—the flames, the ashes, the community, and the regrowth. This book tells the story of fire through the lens of the human spirit. The writings are poignant first-person narratives of how individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the town of Ojai, California, responded to one of the largest wildfires in U.S. history. It is a testament to the power of community and a hopeful roadmap for how humanity can respond to the effects of climate change in a positive way. In the end, love wins. Self-published, 2018. 200 pages.

  • Publisher: Elizabeth Rose & Deva Temple
  • Date of publication: 2018
  • Format: 200 pages
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