Nancy Lord is Alaska¿s writer laureate and a Pushcart Prize¿winning author. Her previous acclaimed books include Fishcamp, Green Alaska, The Man Who Swam with Beavers, and Beluga Days.
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Nancy Lord is a former Alaska Writer Laureate and a Pushcart Prize-winning author. Her previous acclaimed books include "Fishcamp," "Green Alaska," "The Man Who Swam with Beavers," and "Beluga Days."
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsOn the Way Being Peter On Rereading Siddartha In the Giant's HandIn the Country Words Honor Place Zen Moose Honk Quiet Time The Hidden Half How to Bear Witness Report from the Rookeries The Farthest Island A Border Runs Through It The Conservationist as Wood Chopper The Experiment My Apologia In Our TimeOut and Beyond Magadan Luck The Rings Encounters with the Old Naturalist A Bigger World The Nature of Fakery From an Old World Sea Hope Is the Thing in Spring I Met a Man Who Has Seen the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and This Is What He Told Me Enough
"[Nancy Lord] brings an impressive awareness to this collection of essays ... The author patiently waits for the landscape and its many stories to reveal themselves to her. Lord is also politically adept and sensitive... She closes with an ample display of her writing chops, allowing readers to take her measure as a well-rounded person a baseball fan, the daughter of a father with Alzheimer's, and a believer in the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker, confided in a lovely staccato piece as jumpy as the bird's alleged sighting. A protective love story of a place of vast, otherworldly beauty." Kirkus Reviews. "These essays connect like the webs of a fishing net, linked by the writer's belief in a right place,' a place where lives can find their true shapes. Luckily, Lord has found hers." Michael Engelhard, High Country News. "Throughout this collection, Lord brings to each image, each sentence, the sharpness of seeing with love, as did Muir and Burroughs before her... How we live our lives matters to us, to our community, to wild creatures and to the world. This book matters too for its vision, it's fascinating perspectives, its good sense, its powerful and evocative prose." Peggy Shumaker, author of Just Breathe Normally. "In Rock, Water, Wild, Lord takes readers along as she journeys among salmon, sea lions, geese, moose, bears, glaciers, and indigenous languages and ultimately into a new understanding, beyond geographic borders, of our intricate and intimate connections to the natural world." Sandy Amazeen, MonstersAndCritics.com. "With this new book it is refreshing to have Nancy Lord's range of thought and example. Her writing is a gift to the intelligence of those of us who wish to understand our human occupation of this Earth what we have done and are doing, and what we may learn for the betterment of our future."John Haines, author of The Stars, the Snow, the Fire.
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