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In The Hopes of Snakes, Lisa Couturier brings together the best of her essays on urban and suburban nature throughout the Northeast, from Washington, DC, to Boston. Her sharp eye and deep humanity have found what is remarkable in city nature and illuminated it for readers like no one before her.

“Couturier’s essays shine with her candor, her perception, and her affection for the creatures of our world. Whether the subject is a snake or a falcon or a crow named Edgar, these essays will both enlighten and give much reading pleasure.” —Mary Oliver

“Couturier enters the terrain staked out by Annie Dillard in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Terry Tempest Williams in Refuge. In these moving essays, Couturier does not so much domesticate the wilderness as reveal the wildness within the domestic.” —Publishers Weekly

“In her mastery of the essay as an expressive form, and in the power and sincerity of her thinking, Couturier has established herself as the literary equal of such contemporary luminaries as Linda Hogan, Diane Ackerman and Barbara Kingsolver.” —John A. Murray, editor of the American Nature Writing series

Lisa Couturier’s essays have appeared in literary anthologies, including the well-regarded American Nature Writing series and National Geographic’s Heart of a Nation. She has worked as an environmental journalist and a magazine editor. She writes and teaches in the Washington, DC, area, where she lives along the Potomac River.

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In The Hopes of Snakes, Lisa Couturier celebrates the stories of forgotten, overlooked animals who have adapted nobly to city and suburban life in the Northeast. With sharp perception and deep humanity, she has found what is so remarkable in the nature we see most often and illuminated it like no one before her. The Hopes of Snakes is an eloquent and powerful debut by one of the best new writers exploring nature in the humanized landscape.

Synopsis:

In The Hopes of Snakes, Lisa Couturier brings together the best of her essays on urban and suburban nature throughout the Northeast, from Washington, DC, to Boston. Her sharp eye and deep humanity have found what is remarkable in city nature and illuminated it for readers like no one before her.

“Couturiers essays shine with her candor, her perception, and her affection for the creatures of our world. Whether the subject is a snake or a falcon or a crow named Edgar, these essays will both enlighten and give much reading pleasure.” —Mary Oliver

“Couturier enters the terrain staked out by Annie Dillard in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Terry Tempest Williams in Refuge. In these moving essays, Couturier does not so much domesticate the wilderness as reveal the wildness within the domestic.” —Publishers Weekly

“In her mastery of the essay as an expressive form, and in the power and sincerity of her thinking, Couturier has established herself as the literary equal of such contemporary luminaries as Linda Hogan, Diane Ackerman and Barbara Kingsolver.” —John A. Murray, editor of the American Nature Writing series

Lisa Couturiers essays have appeared in literary anthologies, including the well-regarded American Nature Writing series and National Geographics Heart of a Nation. She has worked as an environmental journalist and a magazine editor. She writes and teaches in the Washington, DC, area, where she lives along the Potomac River.

About the Author

Lisa Couturier's essays have appeared in literary anthologies, including the well-regarded American Nature Writing series and National Geographic's Heart of a Nation. She has worked as an environmental journalist and a magazine editor. She writes and teaches in the Washington, DC, area, where she lives with her family along the Potomac River.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807085653
Author:
Couturier, Lisa
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Urban animals
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Urban animals - New York (State) - New York
Subject:
Urban animals - Washington Metropolitan Area
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.52x5.58x.43 in. .42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In The Hopes of Snakes, Lisa Couturier celebrates the stories of forgotten, overlooked animals who have adapted nobly to city and suburban life in the Northeast. With sharp perception and deep humanity, she has found what is so remarkable in the nature we see most often and illuminated it like no one before her. The Hopes of Snakes is an eloquent and powerful debut by one of the best new writers exploring nature in the humanized landscape.
"Synopsis" by ,
In The Hopes of Snakes, Lisa Couturier brings together the best of her essays on urban and suburban nature throughout the Northeast, from Washington, DC, to Boston. Her sharp eye and deep humanity have found what is remarkable in city nature and illuminated it for readers like no one before her.

“Couturiers essays shine with her candor, her perception, and her affection for the creatures of our world. Whether the subject is a snake or a falcon or a crow named Edgar, these essays will both enlighten and give much reading pleasure.” —Mary Oliver

“Couturier enters the terrain staked out by Annie Dillard in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Terry Tempest Williams in Refuge. In these moving essays, Couturier does not so much domesticate the wilderness as reveal the wildness within the domestic.” —Publishers Weekly

“In her mastery of the essay as an expressive form, and in the power and sincerity of her thinking, Couturier has established herself as the literary equal of such contemporary luminaries as Linda Hogan, Diane Ackerman and Barbara Kingsolver.” —John A. Murray, editor of the American Nature Writing series

Lisa Couturiers essays have appeared in literary anthologies, including the well-regarded American Nature Writing series and National Geographics Heart of a Nation. She has worked as an environmental journalist and a magazine editor. She writes and teaches in the Washington, DC, area, where she lives along the Potomac River.

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