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Shake Them 'Simmons Down

Lembke, Janet

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ISBN 10: 1558213503 / ISBN 13: 9781558213500
Published by Lyons & Burford, NY, Ny, 1999
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by both author and illustrator on title page. Natural history essays by Virginia writer Lembke. Print line indicates first printing [of 1st ed.]. 229 pages. Previous owner's name neatly inked on front free endpaper; otherwise a nice, clean, unmarked copy in NF condition if not for owner's name. Carefully packed for shipment to arrive in same condition as quoted in description. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002520

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Title: Shake Them 'Simmons Down

Publisher: Lyons & Burford, NY, Ny

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Joe Nutt

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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Offers a collection of essays which focus on the trees of the American South

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Lovers of the very best nature writing will celebrate this new collection of essays from Janet Lembke. In Shake Them 'Simmons Down, Lembke - author of Dangerous Birds - focuses her keen naturalist's eye on the trees of the American south. Pawpaw, sassafras, sweetgum, loblolly pine, and more become vibrant characters in Lembke's lyrical imagination. She tells of the history of trees and of their role in human lives, and in her own. We join Lembke as she and her fellow pawpawites gather to praise their favorite tree. We hear of persimmon and pecan (Thomas Jefferson's favorite tree), catalpa and tupelo, and are treated to a rich feast of tree lore and tales of tree lovers. The book is leavened by even measures of the practical (recipes) and the artistic (Lembke's poems), all beautifully evoking the singular place trees occupy in human lives. This book, Lembke's most varied and provocative work to date on the natural world, is certain to win her legions of new fans. (6 1/4 X 9 1/4, 244 pages, illustrations)

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