Arpeggio of Redwings: Chesapeake Seasons: A Guide to Joy

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New Bay Books LLC, Oct 31, 2020 - Nature - 220 pages

Arpeggio of Redwings-Chesapeake Seasons: A Guide to Joy

collects Maryland writer Audrey Scharmen's prize-winning nature essays. Chronicling the year's unfolding seasons, Audrey reflects from backyard to beach to Chesapeake Bay. Reading her wry and lyrical observations, you reconnect with nature's daily miracles. Arpeggio of Redwings-Chesapeake Seasons: A Guide to Joy is a seasonal tonic to refresh your notion of what kind of place this world is. Evocative photos, many original, illustrate the 60 essays.

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About the author (2020)

Married to a career military pilot, Audrey Scharmen spent most of her life stationed in the Southwest desert. That arid climate on top of her Depression-era girlhood in Kansas was relieved when the couple retired along Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay was an oasis for the creativity stored in her mind and heart. In Maryland the casings of persistence and grit gave way to nature and gardening and reconnected her to joy. This anthology collects 14 years of stories published in Bay Weekly (nee New Bay Times), a newspaper that has been the meeting place of storytellers and readers.

For 27 years, Sandra Olivetti Martin was editor and publisher of Bay Weekly, an award-winning, family-owned and hand-crafted feature weekly of the Annapolis capitol region of Chesapeake Bay, reaching more than 50,000 readers in print and online with each issue. Before creating Bay Weekly, she taught college writing and editing. Her stories have been published in the Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch among many newspapers and magazines. She is an experienced editor of nonfiction and fiction books as well as a journalist and memoirist.

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