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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The things we writers create — these cultural artifacts called essays and books —
then go off to become part of the world, to be as alive as trees and deer and rivers
and people. The best of them continue to live, in the years after we are gone, ...
mits us to see things as they truly are, as opposed, very often, to how we have
been conditioned to regard them as adults. The in medias res (Latin for "in the
middle of things") opening is also commonly found in nature essays. This is an ...
 Character and Dialogue The first thing that makes a reader read a book is the
characters. — John Gardner, The Paris Review Dialogue is a very useful tool to
reveal things about people. — Thomas McGuane, The Paris Review Human ...