Wild Card Quilt: The Ecology of Home

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Seventeen years after she'd left home "for good," Janisse Ray pointed her truck away from Montana and back to the small southern town where she was born. Wild Card Quilt is the story, by turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and ambitious, of the adventures of returning home. For Ray, it is a story of linking the ecology of people with the ecology of place — of recovering lost traditions as she works to restore the fractured ecosystem of her native South. Her story is filled with syrup boils, quilt making, alligator ...

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Overview

Seventeen years after she'd left home "for good," Janisse Ray pointed her truck away from Montana and back to the small southern town where she was born. Wild Card Quilt is the story, by turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and ambitious, of the adventures of returning home. For Ray, it is a story of linking the ecology of people with the ecology of place — of recovering lost traditions as she works to restore the fractured ecosystem of her native South. Her story is filled with syrup boils, quilt making, alligator trapping, and the wonderful characters of a place where generations still succeed each other on the land. But her town is also in need of repair, physical and otherwise. Ray works to save her local school, sets up a writing group at the local hardware store, and struggles with whether she can be an adult in a childhood place.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571312785
  • Publisher: Milkweed Editions
  • Publication date: 9/9/2004
  • Series: The World As Home Series
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 958,647
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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    Posted May 2, 2012

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    Changing eyes shall lead a quest, a fallen star will show the rest. Holly leaves and flowered wings, shall find the most important things. A shining leaf will never come, not until the day is done....

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