Interior Places

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U of Nebraska Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Nature - 300 pages
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A collection of essays embracing nonfiction from memoir and biography to travel writing and natural history, Interior Places offers a curiously detailed group photograph of the Midwest's interior landscape. Here is an essay about the origin, history, and influence of corn. Here we find an exploration of a childhood meeting with Frederick Leopold, youngest brother of the great naturalist Aldo. Here also are a chronicle of the 146-year alliance between Burlington, Iowa, and the Burlington Route (later the CB&O, the BN, and finally, the BNSF) and a pilgrimage to Amelia Earhart's Kansas hometown.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Low-key, smoldering portraits of the American heartland.The 16 essays in this smart sequel to Knopp's earlier study, The Nature of Home (2002), explore "how one perceives or knows an interior place ... Read full review

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The Way In
Bread and Butter
Thirty Shades of White
In the Corn
The Fence
Lingering Curiosities
Departure Moon
Visiting Frederic
This Creek
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A Bit of Land

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