Synopses & Reviews
In the tradition of Wendell Berry, Sanders champions fidelity to place, informed by ecological awareness, arguing that intimacy with one's home region is the grounding for global knowledge.
This book is the author's own tasting of the dirt, his effort to find out where he is. It records his attempt to fashion a life that is firmly grounded--in household and community, in knowledge of place, in awareness of nature, and in contact with that source from which all things rise. The author aspires to become an inhabitant, one who knows and honors the land.
About the Author
For his personal nonfiction, Scott Russell Sanders has won the Lannan Literary Award and the Great Lakes Book Award. His books include "The Paradise of Bombs," "Secrets of the Universe," and "Staying Put." He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.