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Saint Croix notes
Adams, Noah.
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Publication Information:
New York : Norton, 1990.
Physical Description:
221 pages ; 23 cm
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Central Library PN1991.77.S25 A36 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Written for broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio's Good Evening, these memorable observations and reflections by the host of National Public Radio's All Things Considered are now published in a beautiful gift book.

Author Notes

Noah Adams is the co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered." He lives with his wife in Takoma Park, Maryland.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" considers ordinary things in this sequence of essays first written for Minnesota Public Radio's post-Keillor "Evening Show." Snow falls and melts and birds arrive and depart, as seasons form a backdrop to the cycles of human events: moods and memories that arrive like weather, love and friendship with their inevitable fluxes. The book's oral genesis is apparent in its discursive, often meandering quality, which is sometimes charming, occasionally cloyingly bucolic. Expect strong demand from patrons in Birkenstocks. ~--Pat Monaghan

Publisher's Weekly Review

In these short, graceful essays written for Minnesota Public Radio's Good Evening , Adams chronicles a year in the Saint Croix River Valley of Minnesota and Wisconsin. He muses about the passage of the seasons, books he has read and day-to-day events in the small-town Midwest. His found pleasures derive from nature, the weather and such activities as canoe trips, a stroll through a cemetery, a climb to the top of a water tower and visits to a dog pound, a zoo, a high school basketball game, a garage sale. The tone is gentle--like Adams's voice, familiar to those who have heard him as host of National Public Radio's All Things Considered --and the experiences ordinary, yet he reveals with delight and wonder the often unnoticed magic of the commonplace. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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