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Crossing Open Ground

Abridged   2.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/01/2007

Crossing Open Ground

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Crossing Open Ground is a collection of essays by nature writer Barry Lopez. It's food for the spirit from perhaps the finest nature writer of our time.

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Product Description

Once again, the author uses his strong observations of nature to reflect on the links human beings have to the land. In traveling through the American Southwest and Alaska, Lopez finds new, once hidden, meanings in natural phenomenon—flocks of geese and Arctic fox tracks—and remnants of lost human cultures. The land and humans, he concludes, share a strong spiritual bond that echoes and impacts the universe's great rhyme of life.

Elegantly told against a haunting and beautiful melodic backdrop, Crossing Open Ground propels us into a new posture—indeed a whole new relationship—with the world around us.

Author Bio

BARRY LOPEZ is the author of four works of nonfiction including Artic Dreams (winner of the National Book Award) and Crossing Open Ground, seven works of fiction including Light Action in the Carribean and Winter Count, and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel. His work appears regularly in Harper's, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. His numberous honors also include Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, a Governor's Award, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Oregon with his wife Sandra, a book artist.

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