Surfacing

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Author(s): Kathleen Jamie
Genre: Science, Travel
Original Publish Date: Sep 24, 2019
Product Number: EB00752977
Released: Sep 24, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525506256
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

"[Kathleen Jamie's] essays guide you softly along coastlines of varying continents, exploring caves, and pondering ice ages until the narrator stumbles over — not a rock on the trail, but mortality, maybe the earth's, maybe our own, pointing to new paths forward through the forest." —Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing, "By the Book" in The New York Times Book Review. An immersive exploration of time and place in a shrinking world, from the award-winning author of Sightlines. In this remarkable blend of memoir, cultural history, and travelogue, poet and author Kathleen Jamie touches points on a timeline spanning millennia, and considers what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past. From the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village in Alaska to its hunter-gatherer past to the shifting sand dunes revealing the impressiely preserved homes of neolithic farmers in Scotland, Jamie explores how the changing natural world can alter our sense of time. Most movingly, she considers, as her father dies and her children leave home, the surfacing of an older, less tethered sense of herself. In precise, luminous prose, Surfacing offers a profound sense of time passing and an antidote to all that is instant, ephemeral, unrooted.

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Author(s): Kathleen Jamie
Narrator(s): Cathleen McCarron
Genre: Science, Travel
Product Number Z100147980
Released: Sep 24, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593151792