This book is best described as meditations on Dillard's life as a writer. With poetic language that is interspersed with humour, she discusses the torturous difficulties of writing, her writing spaces, and the natural landscapes she has come to know and now identify with moments in her life. The final section on the artistry of the late stunt pilot Dave Rahm is eloquent and strikingly beautiful.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3554.I398 Z478 1989
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Stacy Russo, Chair of Public Services, Leatherby Libraries