The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook: A Creative Guide
This newest volume in the Sierra Club's acclaimed The series includes autobiographical writings, essays, short stories, and poetry that communicate a passion for nature which enhances our appreciation of a wide range of landscapes and wildlife. Diverse in mood and setting, the nineteen selections, including seven in print for the first time, represent the best of the genre.
Readers will delight in Chip Rawlins's memoir of life in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Dan O'Brien's tale of falconry on the Great Plains, David Rains Wallace's exploration of the Darien, Barry Lopez's essay on the coral reefs of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and Marybeth Holleman's evocative essay on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
Other contributors are Rick Bass, SueEllen Campbell, Lisa Couturier, John Daniel, Jan Grover, Penny Harter, Adele Ne Jame, Homer Kizer, W. S. Merwin, David Petersen, April N. Rieveschl, Alianor True, Louise Wagenknecht, and Terry Tempest Williams.
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Maclean had to reorganize some of the action and dispense with some details
and minor characters. Most importantly, he had to change the location of his
brother Paul Maclean's murder in 1938 from Chicago to Missoula, in the interest
Much of the power of Maclean's stories derives from the fact that he was keenly
aware that all written literature is based in oral literature; he understood that a
story must first "sound" good before it does anything else. Another comment of his
... Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 106 Lowell, Robert, 124 Lyon, Thomas, 23 Maclean,
Jessie, 99 Maclean, Norman, 67, 98-100, 102, 109 Maclean, Paul, 99 McGuane,
Thomas, 86, 110, 154 McMurray, Larry, 154 McNamee, Thomas, 150 McPhee, ...