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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
acres Amelia Anna asked Atchison Aunties backyard Bateses bird bluff bnsf Burlington Hawk California Zephyr called child Corn Belt cornfield creek Danny didn’t door ducklings Earhart ears earth edge eggs essays father fear fence flight Flint Frederic Frederic’s geodes grandmother’s grandparents Granny Granny’s grass gray Haines Hawk Eye hike hybrid I’ve iaap Illinois Iowa Jamie June Kansas Keokuk kernel land leaves limestone lived Loess Hills look loved Martha Martin Mary memory Meredith miles Mississippi Mississippi River Missouri moon mother moved museum Nebraska nest nuclear nuclear weapons once one’s parents Park Perhaps plant prairie railroad remember river says Seville Shawna shops side silver maple souvenir Starr’s story Street tell teosinte titmouse told trees U.S. Highway 61 walked West Burlington woman wood ducks workers