Desert Sketches

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The late writer and naturalist "Ellen Meloy wrote and recorded a series of audio essays for KUER (NPR Utah) in the 1990s. Every few months, she would travel to their Salt Lake City studios from her red rock home of Bluff to read an essay or two. With understated humor and sharp insight, Meloy would illuminate facets of human connection to nature and challenge listeners to examine the world anew. [This book] is a compilation of these essays, transcribed from their original cassette tape recordings"--Inside front cover flap.
Publisher: Salt Lake City :, Torrey House Press,, 2019.
Edition: First Torrey House Press edition.
ISBN: 9781948814010
Branch Call Number: 917.92 ME
Characteristics: xviii, 84 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Proulx, Annie
Alternative Title: Desert sketches


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PimaLib_SWBooks Feb 06, 2020

This book was submitted for consideration for the 2019 Southwest Books of the Year list in the Nonfiction category!

LPL_JakeV Apr 30, 2019

Like Hayduke, her brother in spirit, Ellen lives! I discovered Ellen Meloy the year before she died, and immediately read all of her books. What a great and most welcome surprise to find Seasons. The 25 short pieces rip out of the past like buckshot blasts, waking us from our stupor to sit up, look around, think, and maybe even laugh. Five stars.


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