From Here to There and Back Again

Overview

"Sue Hubbell's From Here to There and Back Again is stylish and thought-provoking. As her brother I have long admired her mince pies and her ability to knit her own thermal underwear."
---Bil Gilbert

"The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life."
---New York Times Book Review

"A latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the ...

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Overview

"Sue Hubbell's From Here to There and Back Again is stylish and thought-provoking. As her brother I have long admired her mince pies and her ability to knit her own thermal underwear."
---Bil Gilbert

"The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life."
---New York Times Book Review

"A latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd."
---Chicago Sun-Times

"Sue Hubbell writes splendidly."
---William Least Heat-Moon

"Prose as clear, languorous and beautiful as honey poured from a jar."
---People

From Here to There and Back Again is the much-anticipated collection of essays on an array of offbeat and engrossing subjects by magazine essayist and nature writer Sue Hubbell, author of A Country Year, Shrinking the Cat, and Waiting for Aphrodite.

Reading Sue Hubbell is like embarking on a journey of discovery with a close friend. Her writing is witty, learned yet unassuming, intensely personal, and pointedly honest as she ranges far and wide on such topics as after-hours truck stops, the country's best pie restaurants, bowling shoes, Costa Rica's blue morpho butterfly, earthquakes, and the honey trade. Several of her pieces take place in Michigan locales as well, including Elvis sightings in Vicksburg and the magicians' convention in Colon. In the end you'll return from these travels refreshed, enlightened-and wiser.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life."
-New York Times Book Review

"A latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd."
-Chicago Sun-Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472114191
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press/Regional
  • Publication date: 7/14/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Hubbell's books include A Country Year, Shrinking the Cat, and A Book of Bees, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Maine and Washington, D.C. She is the sister of nature writer Bil Gilbert.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Annie Sparks 1
Linnaeus 5
Delivery truck 10
A city of the mind 16
Bowling shoes 20
The Great American pie expedition 24
The Vicksburg ghost 52
Magic in Michigan 71
Polly pry 87
Earthquake fever 99
The honey war 127
Space aliens take over the U.S. Senate!!! 140
Blue morpho butterflies 153
The gift to letting go 157
Mustard 161
Ozark springtime 168
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