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The Book of Yaak by Rick Bass
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May 06, 2012

really liked it
Read in January, 2000 — I own a copy

Read this book long ago as I work my way through my shelves and get them up on-line. Enjoy Rick Bass's work--pretty much everything of his I've ever read. While this book is about his love of a special place, Montana's Yaak Valley (his home), he does write a bit about writers and I always love such reflection. Here's a favorite quote from the book that covers both Rick's take on writers, and also his love of the Yaak:
Writing--like the other arts--is not a hobby, but a way of living--a way, in the words of nature writing scholar Scott Slovic, of "being in the world". There is a rhythm that we must all find, in loving and fighting for place--the integration of advocacy into your "other," peaceful life.
---(pg 90)---
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