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Wendy C Feltham has commented on (16) products.

Hand Me Down World by Lloyd Jones
Hand Me Down World

Wendy C Feltham, July 10, 2012

Lloyd Jones is one of the most brilliant living writers with the ability to craft a story that wrenches your heart. This is the third book of his I've read, and each one has captivated and impressed me. He had a fellowship to live and write in Berlin, where he produced this novel, so much of it is set there. The cast of characters and narrators is fascinating, especially the protagonist Ines, an African hotel worker who travels under extraordinary circumstances all the way to Berlin to find her stolen baby, and then settles into a life there. I think if Lloyd Jones weren't from the small country of New Zealand, he would be better known internationally as a creative and talented contemporary author.
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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child

Wendy C Feltham, June 28, 2012

I loved fairy tales as a child. The Snow Child is a really special book, like a fairy tale for adults. Reading this book, I became immersed in the snowy world of homesteading in Alaska in the 1920s, savoring the details about nature, the trees, snow, light, and forest animals. Eowyn Ivey clearly loves the Alaskan wilderness and is gifted in her ability to describe its beauty. I loved getting to know all of the characters in this book, and wished it didn't have to come to an end.
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Olympic National Park: A Natural History by Tim Mcnulty
Olympic National Park: A Natural History

Wendy C Feltham, June 18, 2012

Tim McNulty is an extraordinary author, as he is a poet wise and creative with language, a naturalist observant about tiny details, and a person who can explain the big picture in geologic history. This is a superb guide to a beautiful corner of our country, a unique place biologically and in terms of magnificent beauty. I highly recommend it to anyone planning to visit the Olympic National Park.
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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

Wendy C Feltham, June 13, 2012

I adored reading Tamar Adler's philosophy of food and have already incorporated some of her suggestions into my life. This book is beautifully written and inspiring. I loved her voice and subtle humor which are like listening to a very well-educated and articulate close friend. She confesses she loves food and words. I enjoyed the titles and quotes she gave each chapter, her stories about food, and the occasional recipes. Rarely does a recipe make me want to gather the ingredients and cook it right now, yet that is how I often felt reading this book. She is an intuitive cook who approaches the kitchen with systems in mind, a creative cook who uses every scrap of her vegetables and other ingredients, and a humble cook who suggests how to fix problems that may arise. I wish I had read this book when I was just learning how to cook... but it was only written recently.
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Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes by Andy Lamb and Bernard Hanby
Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes

Wendy C Feltham, May 9, 2012

This is an extraordinary resource for anyone living in the Pacific Northwest. Whenever I walk on the beach here on the Pacific Northwest coast, especially at low tide, I find and photograph all sorts of amazing critters and unusual seaweeds. When I get home, I find that this is the best and most up-to-date resource to try to identify the unusual flora and fauna. The color-coded quick reference guide at the front of the book makes it easy to find the right page. With over 1,700 photos and a straightforward and helpful tone to the text, I repeatedly found myself grateful to the Vancouver-based author and photographer who produced this outstanding book.
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