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Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau by Ben Shattuck - Book Review

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781953534040
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Published: Tin House Books - April 19th, 2022

An inventive, funny, and beautifully descriptive journey through a man's memory as he follows the famous path previously walked by Henry David Thoreau traveling through nature and self reflection. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Thin Places: A Natural History of Healing and Home by Kerri Ní Dochartaigh - Book Review

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781571311955
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 12th, 2022

Raw, hollowed and in the end as Kerri herself says; hallowed, those are the descriptive words that first come to mind after reading this memoir of growing up during the "Troubles" in Derry Northern Ireland. Kerri is one of the most outspoken, brutally honest authors I've ever read. It is as beautiful as it is razor sharp and her descriptions of the "Thin Places" within us as well as in nature will stay with you. The beautiful descriptions of landscape and the nature that inhabits both this realm, the inner one, and the space between us and the healing that takes place when in it, are breathtaking. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Galloway: Life In a Vanishing Landscape by Patrick Laurie - Book Review

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By Patrick Laurie, Nick Offerman (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781640095007
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Published: Counterpoint - November 16th, 2021

If you are in need of Rebanksian sensibilities, this book is for you; stories of the ancient (way off the beaten track) land of Galloway, Scotland. Those wild and tamed or in the case of the Riggits cattle (semi tamed) and the balance and dynamics of the new "old" farming life on ecosystems of vanishing nature like the curlews. Poetic and very lyrical in the true "Romantic," sense. I loved it and you can see why Laurie, James Rebanks and Nick Offerman are friends and conspirators. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780142004418
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Published: Penguin Books - June 29th, 2004

Delightful classic of family humor in an exotic setting. Better in print than the excellent PBS Masterpiece Theater adaptation. Chuckles, smiles, the occasional tear. Perfect antidote for our clouded times. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780061233326
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 10th, 2013

The most brilliant, moving paragraph I have ever read starts at the bottom of page 35 of this book. "the tree with lights" and "I had been my whole life a bell." I read this first in 1974 and it still rings in my mind. I never "saw" until I read this book. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles


The Everybody Ensemble: Donkeys, Essays, and Other Pandemoniums by Amy Leach - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374109660
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 16th, 2021

This odd little collection of stories - or are they essays? - either way, they're weird and absolutely delightful. They say a lot if you listen closely, but in the most charming way possible, with animals. ~ Reviewed by Arabella Peterson


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