Shatter Me with Dawn: A Celebration of Country Life

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University of Georgia Press, 2001 - Počet stran: 233
When Sally Russell decided to move a century-old house eight miles down narrow county roads to her remote farm, she knew some would think her crazy. But saving the house was more important to her than what her neighbors thought about her sanity. The house survived the journey, was lovingly restored, and soon became both home and haven. Shatter Me with Dawn revisits the years Sally Russell spent living in that house on the farm she christened Somechoes, along the Mulberry River in Barrow County, Georgia.

Engaging characters inhabit Russell's rural world: two daughters, owls, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, a husband who becomes an ex-husband, a lover who becomes an ex-lover, aging parents, wasps, fireflies, five siblings and their families, a dozen horses, assorted cows (her own and others), a few yard chickens, barn swallows, hunters and the hunted, and more. Russell writes as beautifully and hauntingly about livestock and good neighbors as she does about sexual energy and the casual nature of death.

These are essays about day-to-day living, the seasons and cycles of nature, the love of land and family, and one woman's heart-driven ambition to make her home a place of harmony and refuge. For those who share Russell's reverence for the beauty and simplicity of rural life and those who long for a tranquil haven of their own, this book is a treasure.

 

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An Episode of Sandhill Cranes
15
Where She Belonged
25
A Neighborly Tale
51
Waspish
59
Bumbling Carpenter Bees
66
Puddles
100
Haunting Graveyards
106
Season of Woodpiles and Haylofts
124
Another Side of the Bawdy Planet
138
Cows for Patience and Profit
165
Godspeed Dulcinea
193
In Defense of Persimmon Trees
201
Blackberries
218
The Blue of the Herons Wings
229
Bibliographical Note 235
Autorská práva

Death Scenes from the Tapestry
131

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O autorovi (2001)

Sally Russell, formerly a professor of English and French at Gainesville College, now lives and writes in England. She is also the editor of Roots and Ever Green: The Selected Letters of Ina Dillard Russell (Georgia).

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