We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | June 8, 2015

    Owen Sheers: IMG Powell's Q&A: Owen Sheers



    Describe your latest book. I Saw a Man is a contemporary novel set between London, New York, Nevada, and Wales. The book opens with Michael Turner,... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      I Saw a Man

      Owen Sheers 9780385529075

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$19.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Child Care and Parenting- General

The Plain Reader

by

The Plain Reader Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"If information highways are the wave of the future then I will build information country roads on which the traveller can reach the truth faster by going slower. . . ."

On these same country roads, far from the intrusions of modern technology, the Amish, Quakers, and other "plain folk" live their unencumbered lives, close to the land, in peaceful, smoothly-run communities. The thought-provoking, often challenging essays in The Plain Reader are written by men and women who rarely speak outside the borders of their local townships, and provide us with unique perspectives on life stripped down to necessity. Originally published in Plain Magazine, these pieces are sure to inspire reflection.

Reading about a garden cooperative in Connecticut, the raising of a home with only plaster and straw in hand, a fascinating trip to New York City through Amish eyes, compels each of us wonder: Can I too survive without television or that high-tech appliance cluttering my kitchen counter? Am I just a cog in the wheel of the global economy? Is isolation from one another and from the earth the simple destiny of humankind? Each rich, personal essay in this provocative collection offers solace, wisdom, joy, and quiet space for contemplation.

Synopsis:

Hand-produced and spread mainly by word-of-mouth, Plain: The Magazine of Life, Land, and Spirit is written by people who have chosen to live close to the land and as much as possible without the intrusion of modern technology. Its Quaker, Amish, and Luddite contributors experience life much as it was lived in the preindustrial age — and tell others how they can do the same. "The Plain Reader" is the first collection for general readers and anyone looking for a greater connection to nature, spirit, and community.

Here are thought-provoking, sometimes challenging essays by such contributors as Wendell Berry, Jerry Mander, and Gene Hodges on home schooling; homegrown food; birth by midwifery; community gardens — and how to build your own home. Here, too, are lessons in achieving solace, wisdom, contemplation, and joy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345414342
Editor:
Savage, Scott
Introduction:
Savage, Scott
Introduction by:
Savage, Scott
Introduction:
Savage, Scott
Foreword by:
McKibben, Bill
Foreword:
McKibben, Bill
Editor:
Savage, Scott
Author:
Savage, Scott
Foreword:
McKibben, Bill
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Sociology, rural
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.8188 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Machine Beauty: Elegance and the... Used Trade Paper $0.50
  2. Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden:... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. The Titanic: Lost and Found Used Trade Paper $2.95
  4. Pink y Say / Pink & Say New Hardcover $16.25
  5. Storytelling & the art of imagination Used Trade Paper $7.50
  6. A Testament of Devotion
    Sale Trade Paper $7.98

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » General
Religion » Christianity » General

The Plain Reader New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$19.00 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345414342 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hand-produced and spread mainly by word-of-mouth, Plain: The Magazine of Life, Land, and Spirit is written by people who have chosen to live close to the land and as much as possible without the intrusion of modern technology. Its Quaker, Amish, and Luddite contributors experience life much as it was lived in the preindustrial age — and tell others how they can do the same. "The Plain Reader" is the first collection for general readers and anyone looking for a greater connection to nature, spirit, and community.

Here are thought-provoking, sometimes challenging essays by such contributors as Wendell Berry, Jerry Mander, and Gene Hodges on home schooling; homegrown food; birth by midwifery; community gardens — and how to build your own home. Here, too, are lessons in achieving solace, wisdom, contemplation, and joy.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.