By the Way: Essays on Books and Life, Music, Birds, Gardening, Food, Firewood, and the Great Outdoors

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In "By the Way," John Toren offers an eclectic portrait of modern life in essays ranging in subject from river-running to pre-Columbian astronomy, with stops along the way at a World Press conclave, a naturalists' convention, a concert pianist's master class, a booksellers' trade show, and a Louisiana crayfish festival. In one essay he reflects on the advisability of accumulating books, in another he reports on the whimsical goings-on at an ice-shanty village. Whether it's analyzing the challenges of buying firewood from ...

By the Way: Essays on Books and Life, Music, Birds, Gardening, Food, Firewood, and the Great Outdoors 2013, Nodin Press

ISBN-13: 9781935666479

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