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Title: Surfacing
Authors: Jamie, Kathleen
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 248
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: Merging past and present, nature and culture, the twelve essays contained in this collection share with the reader both a deep appreciation of the environment and a reminder of the transitory nature of humankind. Describing momentous happenings, whether it is the events of Tiananmen Square, her children leaving home, or the Yup'ik village of Quinhagk, the site of a 500-year-old massacre, poet Kathleen Jamie brings clarity, warmth and deep reflection to these initially disparate but ultimately connected vignettes.

Part memoir, part travelogue and part nature writing ... complete delight.

Categories: Non fiction, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Environmental, Historical, Travel, 2022 Titles

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By: AUCK 216 2022-06-27 10:33:00
5 
Unusual; beautiful turn of phrase and interesting subjects.

By: HIKUR 001 2022-05-06 13:50:33
3.5 
Interesting and informative in regards to the archaeology, but not everyone liked the writing style.

By: NELS 040 2022-05-02 13:19:07
4.5 
Two of our group bought this book having enjoyed it so much. Very well-written.

By: WINT 001 2022-03-24 17:48:32
5 
Apart from one member, we loved this book for both the fascinating information and beautiful writing. Quite a few said that it was not a book they would have chosen from a library so were surprised by how much they enjoyed it.

By: DUNED 061 2021-06-25 11:54:10
4 
Loved the book - beautifully written.

 
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