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Book Data

ISBN: 9781931498746
Year Added to Catalog: 2005
Book Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 5 3/8 x 8 3/8, 168 pages
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 1931498741
Release Date: March 25, 2005
Web Product ID: 61

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Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land

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Pinhook is a wonderful book, fierce and loving, defiant and joyful. It is a necessary book on the necessary topic of protecting and restoring wildlands, on helping our wild neighbors and the land to survive the death march that is the dominant culture.

Derrick Jensen, author of The Culture of Make Believe and A Language Older Than Words

Every endangered ecosystem should have such an eloquent spokesperson.

Bailey White, NPR Commentator and author of Sleeping at the Starlight Motel

Janisse Ray knows that her region's story and her own story are inseparable; in many ways they are the same story. To tell that story as well as she tells it…is at once to show what has gone wrong and to light the way ahead.

Wendell Berry

Janisse Ray is a role model for countless future rural writers to come.

Wes Jackson, Co-founder of The Land Institute

Janisse Ray is a strong and imaginative writer.

Peter Matthiessen, author of At Play in the Fields of the Lord

What impresses me most about this astonishing book [Ecology of a Cracker Childhood] is the seamless interweaving of personal memoir and natural history.

Jim Kilgo, author of Deep Enough for Ivorybills

Plato said that love is the desire and pursuit of wholeness, and the desire and pursuit of wholeness, wholeheartedly conducted, is Janisse Ray's great theme. Her vision of wholeness is external and internal, environmental and spiritual. The story of Pinhook Swamp is a rare one—not of further losses and further fragmentation, but of significant gains—a partial reconstituting of the teeming, magnificent pocosin and savannah country of northern Florida. Her prose commends and embodies the ardor, shrewdness, and courage that have fed the environmental movement from the first. And it always aims back at what we have never known, an uncompromised world.

Franklin Burroughs, author of The River Home: A Return to the Carolina Low Country

Janisse Ray is a profoundly energized environmental activist and writer. Pinhook is an ardent plea on behalf of wildness as an utterly necessary part of life if we hope to live healed and at one with the complexities of what is natural. Read it, get outdoors, and get involved.

William Kittredge, author of Hole in the Sky

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Janisse Ray's Upcoming Events

  • Janisse Ray at The Parker Ranch
    The Parker Ranch, 95 Parker Lane, Clayton GA 30525
    June 12, 2015, 10:00 am
  • Janisse Ray at Climate and Conservation Congress
    698 Conservation Way , Shepherdstown WV 25443-4024
    June 21, 2015, 12:00 pm
  • Janisse Ray at Tattnall County Library
    129 Tattnall St., Reidsville GA 30453
    August 20, 2015, 12:00 pm
  • Janisse Ray at Hiwassee College
    225 Hiwassee College Dr. , Madisonville TN 37354
    September 14, 2015, 12:00 pm
  • Janisse Ray at Forest and Field Writing Workshop
    895 Catherine T. Sanders Road, Reidsville GA 30453
    October 9, 2015, 12:00 pm


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