From Here to There and Back Again

From Here to There and Back Again

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qSue Hubbell's From Here to There and Back Again is stylish and thought-provoking. As her brother I have long admired her mince pies and her ability to knit her own thermal underwear.q ---Bil Gilbert qThe real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life.q ---New York Times Book Review qA latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd.q ---Chicago Sun-Times qSue Hubbell writes splendidly.q ---William Least Heat-Moon qProse as clear, languorous and beautiful as honey poured from a jar.q ---People From Here to There and Back Again is the much-anticipated collection of essays on an array of offbeat and engrossing subjects by magazine essayist and nature writer Sue Hubbell, author of A Country Year, Shrinking the Cat, and Waiting for Aphrodite. Reading Sue Hubbell is like embarking on a journey of discovery with a close friend. Her writing is witty, learned yet unassuming, intensely personal, and pointedly honest as she ranges far and wide on such topics as after-hours truck stops, the country's best pie restaurants, bowling shoes, Costa Rica's blue morpho butterfly, earthquakes, and the honey trade. Several of her pieces take place in Michigan locales as well, including Elvis sightings in Vicksburg and the magicians' convention in Colon. In the end you'll return from these travels refreshed, enlightened-and wiser.... and we found that the shoes knew how to gallop, a skill we had learned in second-grade phys ed but had forgotten. ... The display area is along an easy ramp that spirals through the building, and on it I learned, from a diorama showing aanbsp;...

Title:From Here to There and Back Again
Author:Sue Hubbell
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 2004


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