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The small heart of things : being at home in a beckoning world

Author: Julian Hoffman
Publisher: Athens ; London : The University of Georgia Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Small Heart of Things, Julian Hoffman intimately examines the myriad ways in which connections to the natural world can be deepened through an equality of perception, whether it's a caterpillar carrying its house of leaves, transhumant shepherds ranging high mountain pastures, a quail taking cover on an empty steppe, or a Turkmen family emigrating from Afghanistan to Istanbul. The narrative spans the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American essays
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Hoffman
ISBN: 9780820345567 0820345563 0820347574 9780820347578
OCLC Number: 826300892
Awards: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction
Description: xiii, 154 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Shadow Grounds --
Homing --
The Other Shore --
The Memory of Land and Water --
An Accumulation of Light --
Gifts --
Among Reeds --
Time in the Karst Country --
The Distance between Us --
A Family Field Guide --
On Passage --
The Wood for the Trees --
A Winter Moth --
The Circumference of a Second --
The Small Heart of Things --
Faith in a Forgotten Place --
Shifting Shadows.
Series Title: Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Responsibility: Julian Hoffman.

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This is a book about looking and listening. It incorporates travel and natural history writing that interweaves human stories with those of wild creatures. Distinguished by Hoffman's belief that  Read more...

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Julian Hoffman's vast knowledge of the natural world is surpassed only by his deep compassion for all beings--human and otherwise--who inhabit this planet we all share. The Small Heart of Things is a Read more...

 
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