Every Natural Fact by Amy Lou Jenkins
Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting

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Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting is a narrative of mother-and-son nature outings across the state of Wisconsin. In a style that blends the voices of Janisse Ray and Annie Dillard, a mother and son explore parallels in the world of people and nature. The interconnected chapters stand on their own and build upon each other. These explorations of natural history, flora and fauna, and parenting themes demonstrate that the mythic thread that winds through everything can still be found, even in a world of wounds. Amy Lou Jenkins' award-winning writing is rich in sensory immediacy, characterization, natural history, and humor.


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Amy Lou Jenkins holds a MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from Bennington College. She teaches writing at Carroll College in Waukesha, WI, and has presented at multiple writing conferences. Selections from her manuscript Every Natural Fact have placed in regional and national contests including The Florida Review Editors Award in Nonfiction, Literal Latte Essay Awards, and many others.
Published June 1, 2010 by Holy Cow! Press. 183 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Elegant, never simplistic or cloying essays about the natural world and how it matters for everything else, including a mother's relationship with her adolescent son. Although the terrain in question is Wisconsin, whose often unappreciated beauty goes fully explored here, the themes and insights ...

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