Coming Into the Country

Coming Into the Country

Book - 1991 | First paperback edition.
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An account of a kayak and canoe journey through the Brooks Range wilderness, impressions of urban life and political activity, and portraits of people in the bush make up a study of contemporary Alaska.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991, c1977.
Edition: First paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780374522872
0374522871
Branch Call Number: 917.9804 MCPHEE
Characteristics: 438 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Funk, Tom

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jesselapointe
Nov 21, 2015

I look forward to reading more McPhee. I started out with Rising from the Plains and thought it was great along with Coming into the Country. East to follow and captivating at the same time. Not only does one learn through the simple act of reading but the words evoke emotions and impressions in all those who can appreciate nature and the basic impulses and instincts of man.

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zlboj
Jan 24, 2013

Mcphee is my favorite writer of all time. His sentences are beautifully constructed, his words breathe life into his subjects. "Coming Into the Country" is a masterpiece. When I need to remember how magical our existence really is I pick up one of his writings and read, reread and reread. I'm so grateful that a boodstore clerk in DC spoke so rhapsodically about reading a book entirely about oranges by Mcphee. A new world opened up for me.

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jesselapointe
Nov 21, 2015

"...Charlie Edwards seems to be the most wild, in the extent that he prospers away in the woods. As energetic as he is successful, he lives on his rifle for months at a time. 'I get so high being out in the woods it's like doing acid,' he says. 'I get high just being straight. I'm happy. I never wanted to work for anybody but myself. I wanted a country big enough so I could move into the woods' " (261)

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