The Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost


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$19.95  $18.55
Bison Books
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.67 pounds

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About the Author

Marybeth Holleman has taught in the creative writing and literary arts department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is the editor, with Anne Coray, of Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment and the author of Alaska's Prince William Sound: A Traveler's Guide. She lives in Anchorage.


"The Heart of the Sound is one of those rare books that calls to mind a true sense of place."--E Magazine
"[Holleman] writes beautifully, poetically, of the need to care for the Earth. It is an environmental masterpiece."--Deseret Morning News
"Part celebration, part quest, part hard-hitting critical debate, The Heart of the Sound floats us into wondrous new territory. In this graceful meditation about love, loss, and learning, Holleman's prose shimmers like sunlight on clear water."--Nancy Lord, author of Rock, Water, Wild: An Alaskan Life
"This book has it all: an original, compelling story; lyrical, evocative prose; a clear-eyed and passionate storyteller. It has true transformative power."--Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
"A love song to one of earth's loveliest and most threatened places intertwined with human loves, disappointments, and healing. An extraordinary book full of wonder and passion and a courageous story about the heart of Prince William Sound and about sounding the depths of our own hearts."--David W. Orr, author of Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse
"Beautiful writing about Prince William Sound, like one long love poem . . . a story about a place that breaks your heart, and breaks it again."--Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood