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Rachel Carson In Maine: The Salty Garden

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Unmowed Authors, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Rachel Carson In Maine: The Salty Garden

At the end of her life, Rachel Carson was struggling to raise an adopted child, write a world-changing book, and battle terminal cancer, simultaneously. She didn’t have any spare time for gardening. Her backyard was the North Atlantic, and her garden was a salty one.

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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Living Tree

Posted by on Mar 21, 2020 in Unmowed Authors | 0 comments

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Living Tree

JRR Tolkien saw trees as living, breathing beings. He sensed the rich life that flowed through them; he saw faces in their corrugated bark; he heard their voices. And of all the beloved characters he wrote about–hobbits, dwarves, elves–the most bewitching of all his creations are the Ents.

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Rudyard Kipling: Merlin’s Isle

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019 in Unmowed Authors | 0 comments

Rudyard Kipling: Merlin’s Isle

Rudyard Kipling originated the genre of books where realistic children stumble into magic adventure. Suddenly magic intersects with everyday life—turns out there’s a snowstorm going on in the back of a wardrobe, or an owl brings you a letter inviting you to Hogwarts! He was followed by E. Nesbit, C.S. Lewis’s tales of Narnia and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. But Kipling did it first.

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Edgar Allan Poe: A Cottage in the Woods

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Unmowed Authors, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Edgar Allan Poe: A Cottage in the Woods

It wasn’t exactly a romantic Kingdom by the Sea, but it was in this quiet cottage that Edgar Allan Poe wrote one of his greatest poems.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Hard Winter

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Unmowed Authors | 0 comments

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Hard Winter

Think this winter is tough? Welcome to the prairie.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Steepletop

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Unmowed Authors, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Edna St. Vincent Millay: Steepletop

Steepletop, a wooded mountain in upstate New York, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s home for twenty-five years.

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