Heaven is Under Our Feet

Don Henley, Editor, Dave Marsh, Editor Longmeadow Press $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-681-41129-6
Some 40% of the land surrounding Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., is in private hands and open to development. Recently, the Brister's Hill area has been threatened by an office building and Bear Garden Hill by condominiums. The Walden Woods Project, sparked by rock star Henley and fueled by rock journalist Marsh and other celebrities--entertainers, writers, political leaders and environmental activists--is making a determined effort to acquire these properties. The 67 essays offered here are contributions to the project; some refer specifically to Walden, others are on general environmental matters. Styles range from the elegant to the vernacular. This is a literary equivalent of the big benefit concert: we hear from Jesse Jackson, Garry Trudeau, Whoopi Goldberg, Louise Erdrich, Massachusetts senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, Meryl Streep, E. L. Doctorow and others. Thoreau would approve. First serial to Rolling Stone. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1991
Release date: 10/01/1991
Mass Market Paperbound - 292 pages - 978-0-425-13546-4
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