Books That Inspire 2004


 
A Girl of the Limberlost
Gene Stratton-Porter


Gene Stratton-Porter’s Girl of the Limberlost initiated me as a nine-year-old West Texas desert child into the wonders of literature, as well as the flora and winged subjects of green nature. A naturalist of the 1930s, Porter set her story of an orphan child finding a home in nature amid the devastation the logging industry was having on U.S. forestlands and habitats. Porter gave me my first silent knowing of how “the land before us” can be the soul within which we live.
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