Sally Carrighar

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Sally Carrighar


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Sally Carrighar (1898–1985) was an American naturalist and writer. She is known for her series of nature books chronicling the lives of wild animals.

She attended Wellesley College for two years and would have graduated with the class of 1922, but had to leave due to sickness.

Carrighar's work is based on years of observation. She spent seven years observing at Beetle Rock in California and ten years in the Arctic before writing her books. They are considered classics of nature writing and may be viewed as a specialized form of travel literature.

She wrote eleven books during her life, the most popular of which was her first One Day on Beetle Rock (1944). Several of her other titles are The Twilight Seas (1975), Icebound Summer (1953), One Day
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Average rating: 4.13 · 234 ratings · 49 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
One Day on Beetle Rock

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4.15 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1944 — 11 editions
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One Day at Teton Marsh

4.22 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1965 — 14 editions
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Icebound Summer

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4.03 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1953 — 8 editions
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Home to the Wilderness: A P...

4.59 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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The Twilight Seas

3.77 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1975 — 4 editions
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Wild Heritage

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4.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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Wild Voice of the North: Ch...

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1959 — 5 editions
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Moonlight At Midday

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1958 — 3 editions
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The Glass Dove: A Novel of ...

2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1962 — 3 editions
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Blue Whale

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1975
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“The sunrise across the wild northern lake seemed a kind of holiness that human chatter was bound to destroy a little. The water, so still and lucent, beyond it the dark forest, and the fir’s fragrance; for this sacred experience, enjoyed alone, I would get up at dawn every day during the summer. Being there began to seem almost the same experience as making music, as the way, when I played the piano, I was the music, my physical body feeling as if it dissolved in the sounds. I could say my dimensions then were those of the melodies and the harmony that spread out from the piano in all directions. Walking in the forest …was not a wide going out and out, as with music, but again of losing myself-nature herself does not name flowers, the important thing is to know this flower, look at its color until the blueness becomes as real as a keynote of music…


Collected in: Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature by Lorraine Anderson”
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