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  • Stilwaterby Rafael de Grenade

    Milkweed Editions 2014;

    Rafael de Grenade was twelve years old when she quit school and soon began to work on a rough-country mountain ranch in Arizona. There she learned how to sleep out when there was no fast way home; how to track her way by familiar spires and rivers; how to survive off the water that seeped from moss hidden in the valleys. But when she read about cattlemen... more...

  • Xylothequeby Yelizaveta P. Renfro

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Combining memoir and nature writing, this book comprises nine essays that represent different seasons and slices of time, not unlike the rings of a tree. No two rings are alike, but each accretes to the next, creating, section by section, a life. more...

  • Writing Wildby Tina Welling

    New World Library 2014; US$ 14.95

    ?Everything we know about creating,? writes Tina Welling, ?we know intuitively from the natural world.? In Writing Wild, Welling details a three-step ?Spirit Walk? process for inviting nature to enliven and inspire our creativity. more...

  • The Voyageur Canadian Essays & Criticism 2-Book Bundleby A.J.M. Smith; Michael Gnarowski; Charles G. D. Roberts; James Polk

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 19.99

    This special bundle contains two classic works of Canadian essays, by renowned nature writer Charles G.D. Roberts and noted literary theorist A.J.M. Smith. more...

  • Still in a Daze at the Cottageby James Ross

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 19.99

    The sequel to Cottage Daze is a selection of stories aimed at cottagers - the hundreds of thousands across North America who head to their lakeside retreats each year. The seasons, wildlife, the environment, and family are all topics treated with fondness and wry humour. more...

  • Running the Riverby Wes Ferguson; Jacob Croft Botter; Andrew Sansom

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Growing up near the Sabine, journalist Wes Ferguson, like most East Texans, steered clear of its murky, debris-filled waters, where alligators lived in the backwater sloughs and an occasional body was pulled from some out-of-the-way crossing. The Sabine held a reputation as a haunt for a handful of hunters and loggers, more than a few water moccasins,... more...

  • Bright Riversby Nick Lyons

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Bright Rivers chronicles the angling passions and frustrations of one of fly-fishing's greatest men of letters. A city dweller trapped in the complexities of modern life, Nick Lyons has always found solace in his pilgrimages to great rivers. It is there that he fishes for trout, and in Bright Rivers , Lyons recounts the sometimes moving, sometimes... more...

  • Falling into Placeby Catherine Reid

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Quietly powerful essays, weaving keenly observed insights into the mysteries of nature with those of family and community   ?It?s not easy,? Catherine Reid writes, ?to love a person and a place in equal measure.? Love she does, however, as described in these intimate, lyric essays about the land and people around her. With the inside perspective... more...

  • The Meadowby James Galvin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 17.99

    An American Library Association Notable Book In discrete disclosures joined with the intricacy of a spider's web, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year history of a meadow in the arid mountains of the Colorado/Wyoming border. Galvin describes the seasons, the weather, the wildlife, and the few people who do not possess but are themselves possessed... more...

  • Of Woods and Watersby Ron Ellis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the opening of the American frontier, Kentucky's vast wilderness has cast a spell over those who have walked among the trees of its majestic forests or alongside its creeks and rivers brimming with catfish, bass, and trout. The influence of the land and the outdoors has had a significant impact on the course of the history and culture of the... more...