Hurd, Barbara

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Listening to the Savage: River Notes and Half-Heard Melodies

Award-winning author Barbara Hurd has made an art of calling our attention to the finest details of the world around us. In LISTENING TO THE SAVAGE, she focuses on our experience of sound—and how “lowering the ear” can deepen our understanding of life’s meaning and memories, its resonance and vibrancy.

Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs and Human Imagination

*A Los Angeles Times Book of the Year, 2001* In these nine evocative essays, Barbara […]

Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark

*A Library Journal Best Natural History Book of the Year* In this exhilarating work, Barbara Hurd […]

Walking the Wrack Line: On Tidal Shifts and What Remains

Barbara Hurd’s graceful essays flow from musings on objects she finds at the beach’s “wrack […]