Potluck AUTHOR Ana Maria Spagna (PDF)

Potluck AUTHOR Ana Maria SpagnaGorgeous book Read it all the way through in one sitting the author s voice just carries you along like a strong river current Funny and wise and delectable I loved this book Since I reside currently in a town even smaller than the one Ana Maria lives in I get it unreservedly my tiny town is in the mountains New Mexico rather than Washington the dynamic among the residents is so similar I often laughed out loud in recognition of the similarity of my interactions with my neighbors to hers Also our aths have crossed in many instances Southern California as children Canyonlands for the beauty and the silence in The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 particular Her writing style is literate without being condescending I hope she writes soon Potluck is a collection of essays mostly about the author s life in Stehekin Washington a small community on Lake Chelan that is accessible only by boatlane or hiking Spagna captures the spirit of the eople living in Stehekin as well as the natural beauty that surrounds it The essay This Jack London reminded me tells of a back country ski trip outside Stehekin including Spagna getting left behind that truly does remind you of a Jack London story it is as good of nature writing that you will find Spagna s essays also describe the diversity of eople. In Potluck will find Spagna s essays also describe the diversity of eople. In Potluck Maria Spagna explores the enduring human connection to lace journeying from of Davids Sling people. In Potluck Maria Spagna explores the enduring human connection tolace journeying from to a California beach to Utah's canyon country and always back to the sparsely opula. Drawn to living there full or time with the occasional snobbery towards the tourists who come to visit The part time with the occasional snobbery towards the tourists who come to visit The to living there are also described the year of the great flood of the Stehekin river that threatened homes and the ever increasing fires that threaten the homes in Stehekin bringing with it the debates of how to combat the fire danger and how much is the responsibility of those who choose to live in the forest where fire is a natural occurrence What a lovely book A collection of essays around the theme of community and rural life many set in Washington or Oregon but also in various spots in California the desert SW and Mexico This is a collection of essays about living in or near wilderness in a village at the top of Lake Chelan in Washington mostly I ve been there and loved it and I ve certainly been to my share of Dangerously Placed potluck suppers The essays are finely chiseled records of an unusual life and bring the reader into a world that is mostly lost to those of us now living in cities and towns Every essay in this brief collection iserfect Very highly recommend As in any collection of essays some are stronger sometimes significantly stronger than others On balance however this collection is definitely worth reading for both the first and the. Ted valley in the North Cascades she calls homePotluck homes in on the everyday gatherings that over time define a community a makeshift wedding an art gallery opening a farewell otluc.

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Last essay and the way the reading of the entire book reflects and enhances the focus of the "Final Chapter Potluck Turns Out "chapter Potluck turns out be a very apt metaphor for the central idea of making community defined in various ways and circumstances in whatever situation one finds oneself but there is also a very strong sense of choosing one s community even in the smallest and most isolated setting I look forward to lots re readings so I can get all of the juicy bits thispotluck offers about community lace and home Spagna
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the rich threads her life as well as LIFE into masterful moving thought rovoking essays Potluck is a treasure A lovely book masterful moving thought rovoking essays Potluck is a treasure A lovely book a life style few of us could access and maybe wouldn t want to Stehekin is a village at the far end of lake Chelan in Washington surrounded by national forest accessible by boat lane or foot I chose boat in visiting it Ms Spagna covers wilderness living lus incidents in other Help Me, Jacques Cousteau parts of the west from childhood and working for theark service Her theme is community and her choice is the semi isolated ones She covers the assets and debits of her community and does so with clarity and emotion In these essays about community wilderness relationships and religion Spagna s voice is uiet and Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen peaceful yet still uestioning. K a workarty a campfire a olitical caucus a funeral What connects us Spagna asks and she reveals again and again the gift of community easy and uneasy deep and enduring and essential. ,