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New Yorker essayist John McPhee is known for his prodigious output, but Silk Parachute is his first book in almost four years. It is also quite arguably the most personal this Pulitzer Prize winner has ever crafted. The collection of essays takes it title from a decade-old article that has become McPhee's most anthologized piece. Like that reverie on a miraculous sky toy, the book floats lightly and gracefully from topic to topic; from the English seacoast and a Dutch valley to lacrosse, the U.S. Open, and strange food served abroad. Editor's recommendation. A portable enchantment; now in paperback.