Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray audiobook

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

By Janisse Ray
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Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along US Highway 1, hidden from Florida-bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown-out tires. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped in religious fundamentalism grew into a passion to save the almost-vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that once covered the South. In language at once colloquial, elegiac, and informative, Ray redeems two Souths.

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American Book Award

Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along US Highway 1, hidden from Florida-bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown-out tires. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped in religious fundamentalism grew into a passion to save the almost-vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that once covered the South. In language at once colloquial, elegiac, and informative, Ray redeems two Souths.

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Editorial Reviews

“Suffused with the same history-haunted sense of loss that imprints so much of the South and its literature. What sets Ecology of a Cracker Childhood apart is the ambitious and arresting mission implied in its title…Heartfelt and refreshing.” New York Times Book Review
“Ray, a poet and an environmental activist, takes a tough-minded look at life in rural southern Georgia in this blend of memoir and nature study…What remains most memorable are the sections where Ray describes, and attempts to prevent, her own disconnection from the Georgia landscape.” Publishers Weekly
“Explores the complex connection between earth and blood in a spellbinding memoir that entwines family, cultural, and natural history.” Booklist
“A gutsy, wholly original memoir of ragged grace and raw beauty.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Janisse Ray

Author Bio: Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray is a naturalist, activist, and the author of six books of literary nonfiction and poetry. She has won the Southern Booksellers Award, the Southeastern Booksellers Award, and an American Book Award. Ray lives and works on a farm in Baxley, Georgia.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English