This Hill, This Valley: A Memoir American Land Classics #ad - In this masterpiece of american nature writing, the breathless beauty of blossoming plants, he describes such wonders as the peace of a sky full of stars, the way rain swishes as it hits a river, and the invigorating renewal brought by the changing seasons.
High, Wide and Lonesome: Growing Up on the Colorado FrontierOpen Road Media #ad - A memoir of a childhood homesteading in frontier Colorado: “A book from the heart. . . On an unsettled and unwelcoming prairie landscape, plant crops, the Borlands build a house, and eke out a meager existence. In this memoir of a lost america, hal Borland tells the story of his family’s migration to eastern Colorado as homesteaders at the turn of the twentieth century.
While life is difficult—and self-reliance is necessary with no neighbors for miles—the experience brings the family close and binds them closer to the terrible and beautiful natural patterns that govern their lives. The stuff of the american dream” The New York Times. Borland would grow up to study journalism and become an acclaimed nature writer, and it was these childhood years on the prairie that shaped the author’s heart and mind.
The Dog Who Came to Stay: A MemoirOpen Road Media #ad - In the midst of a blizzard, late one christmas night in the 1950s, author Hal Borland heard a howl at the back door of his home on a hundred-acre farm in the Housatonic Valley of northwest Connecticut. The national bestselling memoir of a friendship between a New England outdoorsman and the scrawny foxhound who came to his door one snowy day.
This was his introduction to Pat, a miserable, half-starved, but deeply trusting black-and-white foxhound mutt. Finally, with the encouragement of his wife and haunted by memories of his childhood collie, Borland brought some scraps of leftover steak outside. Resistant at first, he called around trying to find an owner whose dog had gone missing—with no luck.
The Dog Who Came to Stay: A Memoir #ad - Pat would soon become a member of the family, accompanying Borland on hunts and terrorizing the local woodchuck population—and teaching him that sometimes our most immediate connection to the natural world is through the animals we live with. A longtime journalist and a winner of the john burroughs medal for distinguished nature writing, Borland tells the tale of the time he shared with Pat in this touching true story that “will appeal to many sportsmen and to all people who have ever been closely attached to a dog” The New York Times Book Review.
Beyond Your Doorstep: A Handbook to the CountryOpen Road Media #ad - Part introductory field guide and part incitement to exploration, Beyond Your Doorstep is a classic of nature writing and a must-read for anyone looking to renew his or her relationship to the outdoors. Borland takes up birds, animals, and plants—both edible and poisonous—and the miraculous ways in which they are threaded together throughout the natural world.
. Over the course of his career, hal borland wrote eight nature books and hundreds of “outdoor editorials” for the Sunday New York Times, extolling the virtues of the countryside. The inspiring classic on the virtues of embracing the great outdoors from the national bestselling author of The Dog Who Came to Stay.
Beyond Your Doorstep: A Handbook to the Country #ad - From his home on one hundred acres in rural Connecticut, Borland wrote of the natural wonders, both big and small, that surrounded him every day. Beyond your doorstep is his guide to venturing into the outdoors around your home, wherever it is, and discovering the countryside within reach. The beauty to be found in roadsides, meadows, woodlands, and bogs are explored in elegant prose.
Country Editor's Boy: A MemoirOpen Road Media #ad - Borland’s father, the editor of a local weekly newspaper, was working to help his publication transition along with the town around him. Country editor’s boy picks up where hal borland’s classic memoir High, on the cusp of adulthood in the early twentieth century, Wide and Lonesome left off: with Borland, making his way in an eastern Colorado town that still retained all the flavors of the Old West.
Evocative and wholly engrossing, country Editor’s Boy is a vividly drawn portrait of western life, by one of the greatest naturalist writers of his age. A memoir of youthful years spent in colorado as the American West was transformed, Wide, by the author of High, and Lonesome and The Dog Who Came to Stay.
Country Editor's Boy: A Memoir #ad - This memoir shows a boy entering adulthood as the world around him comes of age. In a matter of a decade, borland’s Colorado town shifted from a frontier outpost to part of a rapidly urbanizing new America. At the same time, young Hal was experiencing dramatic social and economic change in his own way.
Penny: The Story of a Free-Soul Basset HoundOpen Road Media #ad - They fall in love with Penny—and she seems to fit right in. Penny the basset shows up at the borlands’ Connecticut farmhouse on a cold, snowy day—head held high, tail wagging, as if she were a long-awaited guest. Hal and barbara Borland were no strangers to strays. Though she never truly belonged to them, the Borlands agreed that Penny was a dog well worth loving—and so will readers.
Pat, had also appeared one winter, the rabbit hound thousands of readers came to know in The Dog Who Came to Stay, staying to become the family’s dear companion. Indeed, hal and Barbara admire her for her spirit of individuality and independence. And she loves people, so much so that she leaves the Borlands to go visiting elsewhere, often settling in with a different family for days on end.
Penny: The Story of a Free-Soul Basset Hound #ad - Now, pat is gone, and Hal and Barbara are bereft without canine company. Some dogs, like some people, just can’t abide a quiet life, ” writes the author of the national bestseller, The Dog Who Came to Stay, in this warm and touching memoir. Penny is a delightful dog—short-legged, flop-eared, full of fun and curiosity.
When the Legends Die: The Timeless Coming-of-Age Story about a Native American Boy Caught Between Two WorldsOpen Road Media Teen & Tween #ad - When tom is discovered alone in the forest with only a bear cub as a companion, life becomes difficult. Soon, a rodeo attempts to turn him into an act, well-meaning teachers endeavor to reform him, and nearly everyone he meets tries to take control of his life. Powerful and timeless, when the Legends Die is a captivating story of one boy learning to live in harmony with both civilization and wilderness.
When the Legends Die: The Timeless Coming-of-Age Story about a Native American Boy Caught Between Two Worlds #ad - A young native american raised in the forest is suddenly thrust into the modern world, in this novel by the author of The Dog Who Came to Stay. Thomas black bull’s parents forsook the life of a modern reservation and took to ancient paths in the woods, teaching their young son the stories and customs of his ancestors.
. But tom’s life changes forever when he loses his father in a tragic accident and his mother dies shortly afterward.
Birdsong by the Seasons: A Year of Listening to BirdsHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - This audio content will play only on Kindle Fire tablets excluding the Kindle Fire 1st Generation and iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices. . With this book, the acclaimed author of the singing life of Birds—a winner of the John Burroughs Medal—provides a unique experience: with his gentle guidance, the pairing of sonagrams with the audio makes birdsong accessible and fascinating.
This kindle ebook contains embedded audio files. The stories begin with a pileated woodpecker on new year’s day; they unfold through the year, Scarlet Tanagers in July, prairie birds in May, covering limpkins and scrub-jays in February in Florida, and a chorus of singing birds in Massachusetts just before Christmas.
Birdsong by the Seasons: A Year of Listening to Birds #ad - It cannot be accessed on kindle e-readers including the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Voyage or on Kindle reading apps on other tablets or computers. A multimedia experience that lets you look at—and listen to—birds in a whole new way! Birdsong by the Seasons is a celebration of birdsong from January through December.
The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great BritainMariner Books #ad - The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight. Theroux is a good companion. The times London. After eleven years as an american living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like.
The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain #ad - A sharp and funny descriptive writer . . . Whether in cornwall or wales, ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger. This “interesting, insightful book” by the author of Deep South reveals “a side of Britain few visitors see” The New York Times Book Review.
The Lawrence Durrell Travel ReaderOpen Road Media #ad - In this book, he gives his answer. Durrell knew that the wise traveler looks not for pleasure, but is hungry for a sense of place—the element of a landscape, education, city, or landmarks, or nation that makes its people who they are. Each time he moved, he asked himself why he felt compelled to travel.
His writing is poetic, lush, and achingly clear, for this was a man who truly saw the world. Over the following decades, Cyprus, he rambled around the Mediterranean, making homes in Egypt, and Greece. Born in india, he lived in corfu as a young man, enjoying salt air, cobalt water, and an unfettered bohemian lifestyle.
The Lawrence Durrell Travel Reader #ad - In this anthology, passages from Durrell’s classic Mediterranean writings are paired with observations on other lands. A collection of travel essays from the bestselling author whose writing sparkles with “prose as luminous as the Mediterranean air he loves” Time. Few men have traveled as wisely as Lawrence Durrell.
News from Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 3Mariner Books #ad - When a local, long-empty cottage called Tullivers shows signs of occupancy, the village whispers in excitement. From the author of the fairacre series: “The more turbulent the real world, the more charming we may find the stability of Miss Read’s tiny fictional world. Los angeles times Thrush Green is never quite as quiet as it first appears.
News from Thrush Green: A Novel Thrush Green series Book 3 #ad - Phil, a lovely woman with a young son, has been deserted by her husband and quickly attracts the attention of the villagers—and the interest of several bachelors. Harold shoosmith gives both advice and practical help in the garden, Richard, while Winnie Bailey’s nephew, offers his assistance with household repairs and takes Phil for a drive to London.
When phil receives some unexpected news, her new freedom brings even more changes to her life—and a new love to Thrush Green.