Siesta Lane: One Cabin, No Running Water, and a Year Living Green

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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When the urban bustle of Eugene, Ore., got to be too much, poet Minato moved to a woodsy cabin on a commune and absorbed a year's worth of material for this collection of essays and poems. Simplifying her life in the rustic surroundings, she learned that "it is freeing to emerge, even unwillingly, from the clutch of possessions." A decomposing raccoon attuned her to the realities of life and death, chopping wood taught her patience, and snails reminded her to slow down.--From Publishers weekly.
  

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User Review  - ecb06c - LibraryThing

Siesta Lane Siesta Lane: One Cabin, No Running Water, and a Year Living Green. Amy Minato (2009). Skyhorse Publishing: New York. “There is no substitute for direct experience, for sun on our face and ... Read full review

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User Review  - jrbeach - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this book more, but the style of writing was a turn off for me. For example, a sentence from page one : "Clouds mingle like party guests, like my own fears, as we cross the Great Plains." just turns me off. I liked the content, just not the presentation. Read full review

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