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The map of enough : one woman's search for place

Author: Molly Caro May
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Molly Caro May grew up as part of a nomadic family, one proud of their international sensibilities, a tribe that never settled in one place for very long. Growing up moving from foreign country to foreign country, just like her father and grandfather, she became attached to her identity as a global woman from nowhere. But, on the verge of turning thirty years old, everything changed. Molly and her fiance; Chris  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Molly Caro May; Molly Caro May
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Caro May
ISBN: 9781619022362 1619022362 9781619024748 1619024748
OCLC Number: 852223801
Description: xxii, 292 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Here I am --
The walls go up and down and eventually up --
Animals and acceleration --
Hawthorns, ice, others --
The story I told myself --
White picket fence girl --
This is the place --
A running chapter --
The deer speaks --
Coda.
Responsibility: Molly Caro May.

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"Molly Caro May grew up as part of a nomadic family, one proud of their international sensibilities, a tribe that never settled in one place for very long. Growing up moving from foreign country to foreign country, just like her father and grandfather, she became attached to her identity as a global woman from nowhere. But, on the verge of turning thirty years old, everything changed. Molly and her fiance; Chris suddenly move to 107 acres in Montana, land her family owns but rarely visits, with the idea of staying for only a year. Surrounded by tall grass, deep woods, and the presence of predators, the young couple starts the challenging and often messy process of building a traditional Mongolian yurt from scratch. They finally finish just on the cusp of winter, in a below-zero degree snowstorm. For Molly it is her first real home, yet a nomadic one, this one concession meant to be dissembled and moved at will. Yurt-life gives her rare exposure to nature, to the elements, to the wildlife all around them. It also feels contrary to the modern world, and this triggers in Molly an exploration of what home means to the emergent generation. In today's age, has globalization and technology taught us that something better, the next best thing, is always out there? How does any young adult establish roots, and how do we decide what kind of life we want to lead? How much, ever, is enough? "--

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