- Publisher: Mira - AU (1 July 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1741162378
- ISBN-13: 978-1741162370
- Boxed-product Weight: 503 g
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Sweetgrass Paperback – 1 Jul 2005
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Since then, she has explored the problems of endangered sea turtles (The Beach House), raptors (Skyward) and the indigenous grass and endangered ecosystem (Sweetgrass). In Swimming Lessons, a sequel to The Beach House, Mary Alice returns to the southeastern coast to explore the rehabilitation of injured and sick sea turtles.
Mary Alice is an active conservationist. She is a dedicated member of the Isle of Palms/Sullivan's Island Turtle Team, a volunteer at the South Carolina Centre for Birds of Prey, and she serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium. A source of pride for Mary Alice is the fact that thousands of dollars have been raised to support environmental causes, specifically through her books.
Mary Alice continues to write richly textured books that delve into the complexities of the human psyche and the parallels between the land and life. Her ten novels are published worldwide and have won acclaim and awards. She also has the honour of being a four-time RITA Award finalist, she's published her first children's book, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and private events. Mary Alice lives with her family on a barrier island off South Carolina.
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It's also done in an easy reading style. Before readers realize it their fingers feel rough from the texture of the sweetgrass; their skin moist from the southern heat and humidity and their emotions at the surface in experiencing the characters. Only those who have actually seen and touched a finished sweetgrass basket can fully appreciate its understated beauty - its complexity and simplicity. That's what this story was to me - a beautifully conceived basket brought to life.
Our home for the past 40 years has been a 5 acre piece of land we purchased from my husband's parents when they left the much larger farm for a new adventure. We've homesteaded it, building our own home, and outbuilding, clearing land, farming, gardening and landscaping as we please. The thought that we are likely to face the need to leave it someday, assuming we are lucky enough to see our own golden years, is a fact that does not in the least escape either of us.
My hope is that we will be able to do so with as much thoughtfulness and grace as is portrayed by the characters of Mama June and Preston.
Thank you for offering this, the main reason I chose to read it was that our son and his family moved to the Ashley area of Charleston a few years ago and we've had the opportunity to visit and learn about the beauty and the rich history of this part of our country. I was delighted to find just as rich of a tale to relax with while reading. I will definitely be reading more of Ms Monroe's work.