From Where We Stand : Recovering a Sense of Place, Paperback / softback Book

From Where We Stand : Recovering a Sense of Place Paperback / softback


Why does a particular landscape move us? What is it that attaches us to a particular place? Tall's From Where We Stand is an eloquent exploration of the connections we have with places-and the loss to us if there are no such connections.

A typically rootless child of several American suburbs, Tall set out to make a true home for herself in the landscape that circumstance had brought her-the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.

In a mosaic of personal anecdotes, historical sketches, and lyrical meditations, she interweaves her own story with the story of this place and its people-from the Seneca Nation of the Iroquois, to European settlers, to the many utopians who sensed and were inspired by a spiritual resonance here.

This edition includes an introduction by William Kittredge and a foreword by Stephen Kuusisto, both highlighting the book's significance and Tall's exquisite skill in tracing the relationship between homelands and storytelling.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780815610724


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