Letters From Eden: An Evening with Julie Zickefoose

Marietta Lyceum speaker series
Thursday, March 29, 7 PM

Alma McDonough Auditorium (http://www.marietta.edu/visit/)
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Julie Zickefoose (http://www.juliezickefoose.com/) is a noted musician, illustrator, author, and contributor to National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” Zickefoose lives on an 80-acre nature sanctuary in the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio. Her new book is LETTERS FROM EDEN (http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Eden-Year-Home-Woods/dp/0618573089).

More info: http://admission.marietta.edu/cgi-bin/MySQLdb?VIEW=/news/view_one.txt&newsid=749

It’s hard to say what part of LETTERS FROM EDEN is more effortless and magical – Julie Zickefoose’s fluid writing, which paints such vivid pictures of the seasonal round on her family’s 80-acre Eden, or the drip and swirl of her watercolors and field sketches, which bring this patch of the Appalachian foothills to surging, riotous, fascinating life. There is joy in this book, and humor and a great deal of wisdom – not the treacly sort that usually sprouts from nature writing, but the clear-eyed wisdom of a woman who knows the land in all its moods, hard and soft by turns, who cherishes the spring song of a bluebird as well as the sting of a copperhead’s venom in her finger. LETTERS FROM EDEN is a glorious delight. – Scott Weidensaul, author of RETURN TO WILD AMERICA

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