Worshipping the woods

By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 17, 2010

Perhaps Shetterly is suggesting that when set against a backdrop of beautiful, frightening, reliable wilderness, our individual human dramas become less significant than larger, overarching narratives of nature, both human and not.

"In this time of transformation, I learned what is worth saving. Beauty is worth saving. An impractical, beautiful dirt road with a shading canopy can nourish a person's mind and spirit, and people who are fed by the lovely aspects around them can enrich the life of any town." Or any reader.

Susan Hand Shetterly | reads February 27 @ 3 pm | Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Main St, Brunswick | See susanhandshetterly.com for spring readings in Portland and around Maine

Deirdre Fulton can be reached at dfulton@phx.com.

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