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Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River (Paperback)
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Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 30/10/2010
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Scholar and essayist George Handley blends nature writing, local history, theology, environmental history, and personal memoir in this book of meditations on the Provo River Watershed.

Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781607810230
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 12 mm


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"With his poetic writing, Home Waters...is an enjoyable read and is a must-have for any spectator of nature."--"Utah Historical Quarterly"


"With his poetic writing, Home Waters is an enjoyable read and is a must-have for any spectator of nature." "Utah Historical Quarterly"
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"BYU professor of humanities and comparative literature George B. Handley offers an invigorating draft of mountain waters for nature and gospel lovers.... You'll enjoy this masterful book, which is destined to become a classic in Latter-day Saints studies." "BYU Magazine""


"Wallace Stegner wrote: 'No place, not even a wild place, is a place until it has had that human attention that at its highest reach we call poetry.' In this fortunate pairing of place and poet, we learn about Utah s Provo River a paradox of wildness and extinction, pioneering and restoration. We learn that the river is embedded in community Mormon community a fact inseparable from the place. And we learn about the poet who attends to this river, a man who turns out to be an insightful scholar, an exuberant fly fisherman, a devout pilgrim, and an expansive guide as these home waters descend from the High Uintas through defining stories of family and identity, to pour down the Jordan River to the Great Salt Lake." Stephen Trimble, author of "Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America""


"Wallace Stegner wrote: 'No place, not even a wild place, is a place until it has had that human attention that at its highest reach we call poetry.' In this fortunate pairing of place and poet, we learn about Utah's Provo River--a paradox of wildness and extinction, pioneering and restoration. We learn that the river is embedded in community--Mormon community--a fact inseparable from the place. And we learn about the poet who attends to this river, a man who turns out to be an insightful scholar, an exuberant fly fisherman, a devout pilgrim, and an expansive guide as these home waters descend from the High Uintas through defining stories of family and identity, to pour down the Jordan River to the Great Salt Lake."--Stephen Trimble, author of Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America


"With his poetic writing, Home Waters...is an enjoyable read and is a must-have for any spectator of nature."--Utah Historical Quarterly


"BYU professor of humanities and comparative literature George B. Handley offers an invigorating draft of mountain waters for nature and gospel lovers.... You'll enjoy this masterful book, which is destined to become a classic in Latter-day Saints studies."--BYU Magazine


"What a pleasing book. George Handley has calmly scripted a place-based masterwork. Home Waters engages knotty questions of conservation through the familiar pattern of a year on the land....and offers a useful lens for readers of contemporary ecocriticism."
--Western American Literature

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