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by | Read by Madeleine Maby

Contemporary Culture • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1969

Madelaine Maby's even tempo and restrained approach guide listeners' attention through the meditative and poetic tone of this nature memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Josephine Johnson. Originally published in 1996, the book chronicles a year on the Ohio farm that Johnson and her husband converted back to wilderness. Maby enhances Johnson's work with pacing that gives listeners time to appreciate her mix of philosophical reflection, humorous stories, observations of everything from fox kits to weather patterns, and fierce commentary on the era's racial inequality, environmental degradation, and war in Vietnam. Never upstaging the author's finely chosen words, Maby brings an engagement that the late writer herself would have brought to the audiobook. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781797145990 $17.99

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