The Web of Life: Weaving the Values That Sustain Us

Richard Louv, Author
Richard Louv, Author Conari Press $14.95 (256p) ISBN 978-1-57324-036-9
Reviewed on: 04/01/1996
Release date: 04/01/1996
Paperback - 258 pages - 978-1-57324-140-3
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The importance of connecting through memory and common humanity is the overriding theme that concerns Louv, a journalist and author (Childhood's Future), in this collection of thoughtful, persuasive essays. Because the family is the first community a child knows, the author believes that family stories handed down from one generation to the next are a unique gift that helps people put their lives in context. Louv describes the power of oral history in Native American life and expresses concern that an overload of information and lack of leisure prevent many of us from preserving our family memories. Louv also describes his efforts to connect his own children to nature by teaching them to fish and to become aware of their relationship to wildlife. Although not traditionally religious, Louv advocates cultivating a spiritual awareness to stay in touch and connect with a world outside the individual or the family. Author tour. (May)
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