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Already Home: A Topography of Spirit and Place
This powerfully moving memoir explores the connections between local history, the environment, the body, and the spirit. Intertwining themes of love and family, home and homelessness, neighborhood and lost wilderness, Barbara Gates takes the reader on a journey of personal discovery that artfully bridges the inner and outer worlds of experience. Prompted by a diagnosis of ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by Shambhala
(first published June 2003)
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A hard book to categorize... part memoir, part history of the Berkeley neighborhood where the author lives, part geography, part spirituality. I ended up really liking it, though I was not sure I was going to initially; the beginning seemed kind of unfocused, but the way Barbara Gates moves between subjects--in an nonlinear, almost dreamy fashion--really grew on me. Beautiful, lyrical... I've never read another book like it.