Saint Croix Notes: River Mornings, Radio Nights

Naoh Adams, Author, Noah Adams, Author W. W. Norton & Company $18.95 (221p) ISBN 978-0-393-02905-5
In these short, graceful essays written for Minnesota Public Radio's Good Evening , Adams chronicles a year in the Saint Croix River Valley of Minnesota and Wisconsin. He muses about the passage of the seasons, books he has read and day-to-day events in the small-town Midwest. His found pleasures derive from nature, the weather and such activities as canoe trips, a stroll through a cemetery, a climb to the top of a water tower and visits to a dog pound, a zoo, a high school basketball game, a garage sale. The tone is gentle--like Adams's voice, familiar to those who have heard him as host of National Public Radio's All Things Considered --and the experiences ordinary, yet he reveals with delight and wonder the often unnoticed magic of the commonplace. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 10/31/1990
Release date: 11/01/1990
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