Miranda Weiss's Tide, Feather, Snow is beautifully poetic, her observations are expansive. Last fall, my husband & I went for a whirlwind drive in Alaska. We overnighted in Homer, ate fresh caught halibut out on the spit & watched an amazing day & night pass over Katchemak Bay.
Miranda Weiss's Tide, Feather, Snow is beautifully poetic, her observations are expansive. So Miranda Weiss' memoir caught my fancy, & I was not disappointed. One of the best (& worst!) reasons to pack up & leave for places unknown is because the man you love wants to.
In Tide, Feather, Snow, Miranda Weiss, a young woman who grew up landlocked in well-kept East Coast suburbs, moves with her boyfriend to Homer, Alaska, where the days are quartered by the most extreme tides in the country, where the years are marked by seasons of fish, and where locals carry around the knowledge of fish, tides, boats, and weather as ballast. At first, she struggles to make a place for herself in this unfamiliar country. Weiss's keenly observed prose introduces readers to the memorable people and peculiar beauty of Alaska's vast landscape and takes us on her personal journey of adventure, physical challenge, and culture clash.
Miranda Weiss has offered a book in Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska, that could be a bit of a stretch to place in that category but as I read the book I appreciated very much th Very Entertaining and Well Written Book. I love books about the North, whether Canada, Alaska or Europe and I'm always willing to take a chance on a new author who wants to tackle this area. I grew up on Jack London, Farley Mowat and Pierre Burton and anything that puts me in that reminiscent state of mind is welcome.
But once in Alaska, I felt adrift and confused. I was a stranger in a place where days were quartered by the tides, where the year was marked by seasons of fish
O madly the sea pushes upon the land, With love, with love. But once in Alaska, I felt adrift and confused. I was a stranger in a place where days were quartered by the tides, where the year was marked by seasons of fish. I was marooned by words I didn’t know: beam, bilge, pitch, draft. People spoke about the surface of the sea with common words made foreign: lumpy, messy, calm as glass.
Miranda Weiss's Tide, Feather, Snow is beautifully poetic, her observations are expansive, and the pace and rhythm in which she writes are perfect. Lynne Cox, author of Grayson and Swimming to Antarctica. Tide, Feather, Snow is about the resplendence and subtleties of coastal Alaska, and about one woman’s attempt to be fully present in them. Weiss serves as a skilled and poetic witness to a place undergoing incessant change. Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collector.
New York, NY : Collins. A tribute to the natural beauty of Alaska and the survival skills of its native residents describes how the author and her boyfriend relocated from an east-coast suburb to the extreme climates of Alaska's country, where harsh conditions forced them to acquire essential understandings about the weather, water, and fishing season.
Miranda Weiss's Tide, Feather, Snow is beautifully poetic, her observations are expansive, and the pace and . A memoir of moving to Alaska-and staying-by a writer whose gift for writing about place and natural beauty is reminiscent of John McPhee (Coming into the Country) and Jonathan Raban (Passage to Juneau).
In Tide, Feather, Snow, Weiss introduces readers to the memorable people and peculiar beauty of Alaska's vast landscape, as she takes us along on her remarkable personal journey of adventure, physical challenge, and culture clash. Похожие книги: Culture Clash: Islam's War on the West. LibRing - система поиска книг в интернет-магазинах.
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Tide, Feather, Snow is a memoir of the author's years making a home in the community of Homer, Alaska. The book is a delightful mix of inspired awe at the majestic natural world, and a wry look at the personal foibles of the author and other community members. Within a single chapter, I was enthralled by the vivid details of a variety of wildlife, and chuckling at the "dose of reality" of a backyard junkyard created by a man who claims to be an environmentalist (after all, he reuses and recycles). In the late 1990s Miranda Weiss moved from the continental US to Homer, Alaska.