Thursday, May 14, 2020

Book Beginnings: Writing Wild by Kathryn Aalto from Timber Press

It's time for Book Beginnings on Fridays!

My Book Beginning

When I was a child, I ran away from home a lot.

-- Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World by Kathryn Aalto, coming soon from Timber Press. Isn't the cover gorgeous!

Writing Wild is a celebration of women writers whose work has helped readers connect to the natural world from the Romantic poets to today. The book is a collection of biographical sketches of 25 influential women writers by Kathryn Aalto, excerpts, bibliographies, notes on other women poets and prose authors, and ancillary material, all beautifully illustrated by Gisela Goppel.


On Book Beginnings on Fridays, we share the first sentence or so of the book we are reading, or the book that has captured our attention. Please share yours on your blog or other platform and leave a link below. If you participate on social media or just want to join in here, leave a comment letting us know where to find you or the opening lines you want to share.

Please use the hashtag #BookBeginnings so we can find each other.

You can find more details here.

Your Book Beginning

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The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

My Friday 56

Today, the trailhead to Mount Mary Austin begins in the eastern Sierras on the high and dry desert floor at an elevation of 6,000 feet. The first steps are a sharp ascent up a former cattle trail through rocks and sagebrush.


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    1. It is not accepting my image. Here is my URL

    2. Oh, I see it finally worked!

    3. I know! It looks like it doesn't take the link, but it does. Confusing!

  2. I like the quotes. Enjoy your current read!

  3. I can relate to that beginning. I ran away a lot as a young teen.
    I added you to the linky but hope you still pop by! Happy weekend, stay safe!

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    1. It's fascinating. The author is American but lives in England.

  5. Very interesting book! :)

    1. It really is. I love learning about these women writers.

  6. Hi,
    Sounds interesting, I'll have to
    check it out...have a great day!

  7. This sounds wonderful. I'd love if everyone would out mine . . .

  8. Sounds interesting. I hope you are enjoying it.

  9. Just stumbled upon this and thought I would throw my two cents in and join in on the fun. As for Writing Wild, it sounds like a fascinating book. I bet these women influenced us more than we even know.

    1. And being new to the blogging community, I still struggle to figure out how to post with my name...


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