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Beyond Desert Walls: Essays from Prison by [Ken Lamberton]

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Lamberton, a former schoolteacher and current freelance writer, presents a sequel to his first collection of essays, Wilderness and Razor Wire (2000). While these 15 essays offer glimpses into Lamberton's 12-year prison stint for a relationship with a teenage student, the majority focus on his experiences as a naturalist. Enamored of the Sonoran Desert as a child, Lamberton went on to study biology in college, eventually taking a teaching position at a high school in Arizona. But it wasn't until his incarceration that he became a conservationist. Each short essay describes a transforming experience: a man in the habit of acquiring "samples" from the desert realizes that avoidance may be the only way to save nesting gray hawks. The immature 28-year-old more interested in being a friend than a teacher to his young students discovers his talent as "a teacher's aide to the desert." Written over more than a decade, there is some repetition within the essays, but Lamberton is a skilled writer with a restless and discerning eye. Rebecca Maksel
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“The book is a thought-provoking account of one man’s quest to look beyond his prison cell and find inner peace through nature.”—E Magazine
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  • ASIN : B018767ZCE
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press; Illustrated edition (November 1, 2015)
  • Publication date : November 1, 2015
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1623 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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  • Print length : 133 pages
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