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Late migrations: a natural history of love and loss
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Contributors:
Renkl, Billy, illustrator.
Published:
Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Edition.
Physical Desc:
231 pages : color illustrations, color portrait, genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Status:
1 copy, 3 people are on the wait list.
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Feb 28, 2020
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A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna December 2019 Book Club Pick Named a "Best Book of the Year" by New Statesman , New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Washington Independent Review of Books Southern Book Prize Finalist An O, the Oprah Magazine July 2019 Pick A Publishers Weekly "Pick of the Week" An Indie Next Selection for July 2019 An Indies Introduce Selection for Summer/Fall 2019 A 2019 Okra Pick From New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family--and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world. Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents--her exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father--and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child's transition to caregiver. And here, braided into the overall narrative, Renkl offers observations on the world surrounding her suburban Nashville home. Ringing with rapture and heartache, these essays convey the dignity of bluebirds and rat snakes, monarch butterflies and native bees. As these two threads haunt and harmonize with each other, Renkl suggests that there is astonishment to be found in common things: in what seems ordinary, in what we all share. For in both worlds--the natural one and our own--"the shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love's own twin." Gorgeously illustrated by the author's brother, Billy Renkl, Late Migrations is an assured and memorable debut.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Renkl, M., & Renkl, B. (2019). Late migrations: a natural history of love and loss. First Edition. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Renkl, Margaret and Billy, Renkl. 2019. Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Renkl, Margaret and Billy, Renkl, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Renkl, Margaret,, and Billy Renkl. Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss. First Edition. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781571313782, 1571313788

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
A an unusual, captivating portrait of a family{u2014}and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world. Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents{u2014}her exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father{u2014}and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child{u2019}s transition to caregiver. And here, braided into the overall narrative, Renkl offers observations on the world surrounding her suburban Nashville home. Ringing with rapture and heartache, these essays convey the dignity of bluebirds and rat snakes, monarch butterflies, and native bees. As these two threads haunt and harmonize with each other, Renkl suggests that there is astonishment to be found in common things: in what seems ordinary, in what we all share. For in both worlds{u2014}the natural one and our own{u2014}the shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love{u2019}s own twin.