I carry the lake in my cellular structure and in my spirit, not so much my heart, which I think of as more, hmmmm, sentimental, I suppose. The lake is a part of me; it informs my writing in the same way that my family of origin would inform my writing; I’m not entirely aware of it.
by Jane Hammons
What Meloy does share with Thoreau is a need for wilderness. As a naturalist and memoirist, she guides her readers toward a conscious relationship with the natural world, urging them to bear witness—to choose something to care about.
By Vicraj Gill
Bloomer Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being earned a spot on the longlist for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Also on the list is Harvest by Jim Crace, who began publishing novels in his forties after a series of short stories and radio plays.