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Chicago Review of Books: The Best Nature Writing of 2018 So Far

By Amy Brady
Chicago Review of Books

Fawn Island (Douglas Wood) pbIf you loved Walden’s Pond, you’ll love this meditative journey into the North Woods.


From University of Minnesota Press: “For Wood, Fawn Island is not merely a charming wilderness hideaway; it is the entry to realms of thought and meaning as well. From its pine-clad shores he probes for insights into the nature of neighborliness and independence, of community and solitude. Out of an ancient Ojibwe legend comes an exploration of personal loss and life after death… From beneath the ascending trunks of pines comes an inquiry into the principles of optimism and, finally, a personal response to the eternal question: Is the universe a friendly place?”

 

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