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Slow Road Home

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First pens a celebration of the mystery and allure of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the daily discipline of immersing himself in t...

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Some of us long for belonging to the land, for roots in particular and special places where, for reasons usually beyond our knowing, we resonate with the landscape. For those who have lived other plac... es only to discover home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is a mystery and allure that draws them there. This pull First describes as a magnetic resonance in our bones that pulls us toward an altitude, latitude and slant of sun that simply feels right for us like no place else. For such souls the mountains hold a nutrient that we can not live without. At fifty four, the author left his profession in healthcare to explore where it was that he lived; for a time, this became what he did for a living. The daily discipline of intentional immersion in small wonders close at hand ultimately grew to become the story of the book, a celebration of one special mountain place that seems to have been waiting all his life for the author to find, to know and to share. Slow Road Home a Blue Ridge Book of Days was published by Goose Creek Press in April, 2006. The author's background as naturalist, teacher and photographer inform this collection of more than a hundred lyrical essays and stories, many originally shared with weblog readers in the author's weblog, Fragments from Floyd. Slow Road Home is a book to read slowly as it unfolds through the seasons. Readers have commented that having read through once, they intend to read it again. Another reader states that Slow Road stays by her bedside where it just makes me thankful and at peace, and I go to bed looking forward to what the next morning will bring. If you live in or long for the southern mountains, the pages of this book will remind you of the unique sights, sounds and smells of Virginia's Appalachian hills and home. Fred First is a physical therapist who practices part time at a clinic near Radford, Virginia and teaches as adjunct faculty for the biology department at Radford University. He lives on the headwaters of the Roanoke River in a remote part of Floyd County, Virginia, with his wife Ann and yellow lab, Tsuga.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 01/01/2007
  • Publisher: Goose Creek Press
  • Illustrations: black & white illustrations
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Pages: 232
  • Dimensions (mm): 216x140x13mm
  • Weight: 299g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 01/01/2007
  • Author:Frederick Blair First

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