Divining, a Memoir in Trees

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Product Details
Price
$19.99
Publisher
Wayne State University Press
Publish Date
Pages
200
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780814348420
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About the Author

Maureen Dunphy is the author of Great Lakes Island Escapes (Wayne State University Press, 2016), which received the 2017 Michigan Notable Book Award, and All About the Great Lakes. She leads writing workshops privately and for Springfed Arts and, through Dunphy Consulting Services, coaches writers and provides professional editing. Dunphy lives in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Reviews

Dunphy's charming, lyrical ode to her special trees will appeal to readers who enjoy natural-history memoirs, books about trees, and reflections on women's lives and relationships with people, history, current events, and the natural world.

--Sue O'Brien "Library Journal"

In Divining, veteran writer Maureen Dunphy brings her carefully honed prose to this personal genre. In sixteen essays, she explores different species of trees that have touched her life, a mixture of botanical information and her personal remembrances. She captures the moment, the short-lived foliage, and the eternal, the deep roots reaching to an ancient past. These narratives--both profoundly personal and enormously universal--are a rich and joyous read.

--Aaron Stander "host, Michigan Writers on the Air, Interlochen Public Radio"