Earth Stories 2009

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Dirt Cheap: a Novel

by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

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Lyn Miller-Lachmann’s debut novel, Dirt Cheap, is an eco-thriller with complex and compelling characters.  Read more…


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The Land of Little Rain

by Mary Austin

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“Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite—east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert” is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain.  In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region…  Read more…

book cover sand county almanacA Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

by Aldo Leopold

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This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century.  First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as “full of beauty and vigor and bite,” A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America’s relationship to the land.  Read more…

book cover pilgrim at tinker creekPilgrim at Tinker Creek
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

by Annie Dillard

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An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons – a personal narrative highlighting one year’s exploration on foot in the author’s own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope.  She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays King of the Meadow with a field of grasshoppers.

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