Wild Card Quilt: The Ecology of Home

Wild Card Quilt: The Ecology of Home

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by Janisse Ray
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571318510
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
The World As Home
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,021,327
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Janisse Ray is a native of the coastal plains of southern Georgia. A naturalist and environmental activist, Ray is the author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood as well as several essays and poems that have appeared in newspapers and magazines like Georgia Wildlife and Orion. Ray earned a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of Montana. She divides her time between rural Georgia and Vermont.

Previously Published Book:

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood (Milkweed Editions, hardcover, 1999)
ISBN: 1-57131-234-X
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 50,046


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Wild Card Quilt: The Ecology of Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I met this author at the funeral of her neighbor and my dear friend. Before I left the area, I purchased this book for my Nook. It is extremely well written and gives a unique insight to rural living and the people in small towns, people that we often discount as uneducated and ignorant, but who have so much more to teach us than all the 'book learning' in the world!! Thank you, Janisse, I have already purchased and downloaded another of your books. Your latest one is not available foe Nook :(.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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....