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Beth Powning, Author Stewart, Tabori, & Chang $22.5 (144p) ISBN 978-1-55670-460-4

Powning combines an extraordinary understanding and sense of place with an affinity for the world of nature. She and her husband, Peter, left their native Connecticut 25 years ago for a farm near the Bay of Fundy, in New Brunswick, Canada. She celebrates their life there in 70 color photos and lyrical prose, chronicling the seasons, marveling at the ephemeral beauty of spring wildflowers and noting the simple pleasures of observation. In winter, Powning longs for a blizzard; without storms, winter creeps by dully. She writes about fields and forests, vegetable gardens and wild fruits, and finds that her life and where she lives are inextricably entwined. This book imparts a feeling of serenity; Annie Dillard fans will enjoy it. (July)