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      Janisse Ray, Author of "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood" in Roanoke


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      April 21, 2016

      Thursday   8:30 PM

      7916 Williamson Rd
      Roanoke, Virginia 24019-4436

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      Janisse Ray, Author of "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood"

      Writer, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray is the author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, a memoir about growing up on a junkyard in the ruined longleaf pine ecosystem of the Southeast, was published in 1999. Her other books include Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home (2003), which focuses on rural community; Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land (2005), the story of a 750,000-acre wildland corridor between south Georgia and north Florida; Drifting into Darien (2011), a personal and natural history of the Altamaha River; and The Seed Underground (2012), a nonfiction book on open-pollinated seeds.

      Q&A with the Author, Friday, April 8, 11 am, Hollins Room

       

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