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5.0 out of 5 stars Wolves is a Honey, July 29, 2004
This review is from: Wolves and Honey: A Hidden History of the Natural World (Hardcover)
Flora and fauna aren't my strong points. But after reading Morrow's new book, I feel I can hold my own on bees, the Finger Lakes, apples, trees and yes, wolves. The book is a meditation and needs to be read slowly so that the reader doesn't miss the subtleties of her language and thought. The interconnections between the natural world of upstate New York and its political, social and religious worlds is fascinating. In the book's first pages Morrow transported this lifelong city dweller to upstate New York with such ease and pleasure that I didn't want to return. It is the perfect read for a quiet afternoon in a hammock.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first-person blend of memoir and observational piece is wonderfully rich in detail and insight, May 26, 2006
Two of author Morrow's best friends are a trapper and a beekeeper: together the tree reflect on the nature of the Finger Lakes region of upper New York State in WOLVES AND HONEY: A HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE NATURAL WORLD. The juxtaposition of two very different, eccentric personalities in Morrow's friends reflect the variations of the land and wildlife they're involved with in Morrow's reflection of man and nature. The first-person blend of memoir and observational piece is wonderfully rich in detail and insight.

Diane C. Donovan, Editor

California Bookwatch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, January 12, 2011
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This is a very special, idiosyncratic book that weaves together history, geography, poetry, ecology, etc. I got it before a trip to Watkins Glen (primarily to drive at the track) and I spent a couple of days driving around the Finger Lakes area, appreciating the area by having been informed by it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the better books you'll read, August 16, 2013
This is one of the best books I've read, and I hope the author writes another soon. It's a spectacular tribute to how language binds us to nature. The author additionally gives an affectionate portrayal of people who many modern nature lovers may find unappealing, particularly a trapper. Such people are quite literally often in more intimate touch with the wilds than others, and shouldn't be summarily discounted as barbaric, as they often are. Anyone who loves the Walden/Sand County Almanac, etc. guild will become a quick devotee of this work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching the truth, September 9, 2004
This review is from: Wolves and Honey: A Hidden History of the Natural World (Hardcover)
Her words like skipping stones,

Seeing afar from the air,

Splashing down again and again

In truth's lake.
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Wolves and Honey: A Hidden History of the Natural World by Susan Brind Morrow (Hardcover - July 22, 2004)
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