Home

By Beth Powning

Home
  • Currently 0 out of 5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Sign-up or sign-in to rate this book.


"In a world increasingly cynical and numb, Powning puts a light in the window for us all, wherever we call home. " — The Chicago Tribune


Overview

"In a world increasingly cynical and numb, Powning puts a light in the window for us all, wherever we call home. " — The Chicago Tribune

Beth Powning

Beth Powning grew up in a small New England town, where her family has lived since the 1790s. In 1972, she and her husband Peter Powning moved to Canada and bought an 1870s farm in New Brunswick, where they established a pottery business. In 1995, Beth Powning published a book of photography, Roses for Canadian Gardens (written by childhood friend Bob Osborne). She later found her voice in Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life. Over the next fifteen years, five books followed: another book of photographs, Northern Trees and Shrubs; two works of non-fiction, Shadow Child and Edge Seasons; and three bestselling novels, The Hatbox Letters, The Sea Captain’s Wife, and A Measure of Light.

Reviews

"Beth's sense of home is not of a static dwelling, but of a place of seasons, cycles, and lifespans, or experiences and memories. This is a book for your soul. "

Freeman Patterson

"Powning takes her camera, her pen and, most important, her spirit into the landscape. . . . The delicate, often beautiful photographs combine with a quietly spirited naturalistic prose in an Annie Dillard-Henry David Thoreau mode to produce a work evocative in both sensual and domestic ways. "

"Beth Powning's beautiful celebration of natural life is meet and proper for these unnatural times. I think it will be read for years to come. "

E.L. Doctorow

Reader Reviews

Tell us what you think!

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.