Dreadfully Ever After Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer

On Order

$14.50
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Biology- Reference

Montana Surround: Land, Water, Nature, and Place

by

Montana Surround: Land, Water, Nature, and Place Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Foreword by William Kittredge

Phil Condon's sharply etched and thoughtful essays immerse us in the physical world even as they leap from that world into the heart and spirit of the self and our culture. The writing always starts here — along an icy riverbank in mid-town, in an old midwestern slaughterhouse, on summer trails and winter ski paths in western Montana, among the audience of a high school supper musical, at the base of a four-century-old Ponderosa pine — and then they look to recall how we came, and more importantly, where we can go and what we might take with us on our journey. In the case of the old pine, we hope to hold on to the awe it inspires and perhaps decide the answer to a 13-year-old boy's instinctive question: which way will it fall?

The fourteen personal essays in Montana Surround center on places Condon has lived, worked, and walked, and they express the many dimensions we find in living places: the appreciation, wonder, paradox, and problems that arise from their essence, fullness, history, and future. At the same time this work illuminates Condon's conviction that relationships with the natural world have somehow redeemed him and made his life possible and rich.

Review:

"This book carried me into a landscape of both sadness and hope. There is an enlightened melancholy to [Condon's] prose, reminding me of a full moon breaking through on a very cloudy night." Terry Tempest Williams, author of The Open Space of Democracy and Red

Review:

"Like the water he drills for and the rivers he walks beside, Condon's narratives offer both sustenance and solace." Kim Barnes, author of In the Wilderness

Book News Annotation:

Condon (environmental writing and literature, U. of Montana) collects 13 of his personal essays in which he reflects on his life in Montana and his relationship to the natural world surrounding him. Most of the essays have been previously published in such publications as Shenandoah, Northern Lights, The Big Sky Journal, and Petroglyph.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Phil Condon is the author of River Street: A Novella and Stories, and the novel Clay Center, winner of the William Faulkner Creative Writing Award. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals. He teaches Environmental Writing and Literature in the graduate program of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555663544
Foreword:
Kittredge, William
Publisher:
Johnson Books
Foreword by:
Kittredge, William
Foreword:
Kittredge, William
Author:
Condon, Phil
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Naturalists/Gardeners
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Montana
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
7.98x5.12x.55 in. .58 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Montana, High, Wide, and Handsome Used Trade Paper $8.95
  2. Montana: An Uncommon Land Used Hardcover $8.95
  3. Big Sky Reader: Treasury of the Best... Used Hardcover $3.50
  4. Lambing Out and Other Stories New Trade Paper $9.95
  5. Montana Almanac (Insiders' Guide) New Trade Paper $16.25
  6. Forged in Fire: Essays by Idaho Writers New Trade Paper $18.75

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Montana
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference
Travel » North America » United States » Western States

Montana Surround: Land, Water, Nature, and Place New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.50 Backorder
Product details 184 pages Johnson Books - English 9781555663544 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This book carried me into a landscape of both sadness and hope. There is an enlightened melancholy to [Condon's] prose, reminding me of a full moon breaking through on a very cloudy night."
"Review" by , "Like the water he drills for and the rivers he walks beside, Condon's narratives offer both sustenance and solace."
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.