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Based upon childhood memory and his naturalist’s journals, "A Place Between the Tides" is the story of ...
Based upon childhood memory and his naturalist’s journals, "A Place Between the Tides" is the story of Thurston’s return to the beloved environment of his boyhood when he moves to the Old Marsh, a 1.5-hectare marsh on the banks of the Tidnish River in Nova Scotia. Elegantly moving back and forth in time, from the present year through the past decade and all the way back to childhood, the book describes the seasons in the life of the marsh as filtered through two decades of Thurston’s living there. Blending acute analysis and a poet’s lyricism, Thurston explores and examines one of the most productive and biologically diverse habitats on Earth, a habitat that has been degraded relentlessly since European settlement, making the few standing marshes precious because they are so vulnerable and vital.
|Introduction: The Old Marsh||1|
|||January: Red-tailed Hawk at Dawn||9|
|||February: Tracks in the Snow||29|
|||March: The Day the Ice Goes Out||47|
|||April: The Rite of Return||68|
|||May: A Rush to Life||87|
|||June: A Tidal Clock||108|
|||July: The Hidden Marsh||128|
|||August: Twin Realms||149|
|||September: A Time of Turmoil||167|
|||October: The Sacred Hunt||186|
|||November: Out of Place||203|
|||December: The Boy at the Window||220|
Posted January 26, 2012
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