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Writing Wild
Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World | Kathryn Aalto
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In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aaltothe bestselling author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Poohexplores the important work of 25 women whose nature writing shapes the way we read the landscape. Starting with Dorothy Wordsworth, whose writing was a huge influence on her more famous brother William, and progressing through current names both familiar and not, Aalto profiles a diverse mix of women whose contributions to the world of nature writing have left an indelible mark. Featured writers include Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Austin, Gretel Ehrlich, Lauret Savoy, Kathleen Jamie, Carolyn Finney, and more. Writing Wild is a rebuke of the traditional, all-male lineup. But more importantly, it's a celebration of beautiful writing, the nature it captures, and the legacy it left or is still shaping.
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Anna40
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Nature writing by women: Every poet and writer is briefly introduced and there is a sample of her writing. If you're looking for something in depth, I don't recommend it as every nature writer gets only a few pages and the reading samples are short, but highly recommend it for a reader who wants an overview of women's history through nature writing. And it's a good starting point for further exploring the authors you are interested in.

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tenar
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A delight! I planned to flip through this book of women nature writers to broaden my TBR, but it ended up being more than just a list of dry profiles & bibliographies. The author is a nature writer herself and spoke to many of those featured who are still living, even traveling to some of the places they had written about. Not only do the featured writers come to life, but so do their wild places. A wide-ranging celebration of women in the world!

batsy This sounds really fascinating! And the cover is so striking. 13mo
tenar @batsy It was, and the illustrator also knocked it out of the park! You can see the wrap-around cover and some of the lovely author portraits here: https://www.workman.com/products/writing-wild 13mo
batsy @tenar Thank you for the link! Those are lovely. 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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The box got banged up a bit but my #cab10kgiveaway package has arrived and I LOVE it! @Catsandbooks thank you so much! I‘ve been looking forward to this book for a long time and I ❤️ the socks.
Unfortunately, the #manpanion stole the candy ( I‘ll get it back once he goes to bed 😀). Thank you again.

Catsandbooks Oh phew! I was worried it got lost or stolen! So glad it made it, even if banged up! Enjoy dear! 💕 14mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Catsandbooks I will. Thank you so much. 14mo
Catsandbooks @MaleficentBookDragon You are very welcome! 😘 14mo
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tenar
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I haven‘t posted in a bit, but I‘m back for #NonfictionNovember! The stated goal is to read more nonfiction than you usually would, and I plan to read it exclusively. I have a huge nonfiction list at the library and just looking at it sparks joy.

I will be reading We Are Displaced with the #SheSaid bookclub and hope to get to as many others as I can. Writing Wild profiles 25 women nature writers; it‘s a book to help me discover more books 😍📚🍂

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MegCaldwell
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YES. ABSOLUTELY. 10/10

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ReadingEnvy
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Reading this was a pleasure - short profiles of women writing about science, nature, the environment - from a wide range of time periods, backgrounds, etc. I had read quite a few of the women (some are favorites close to my heart - Annie Dillard, Mary Oliver, etc) but still my TBR grew exponentially!
Comes out in June, originally should have been April!

Centique I do love a book that puts more books on my TBR. That might be a sign of addiction! PS I just finished Crossing to Safety and I just want to hug it for a few days and maybe cry a bit. 😍 2y
ReadingEnvy @Centique I love when books feel like that 2y
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Rhondareads
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Beautiful cover a topic close to my heart women writers.So excited to read this book.

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