The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham audiobook

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature

By J. Drew Lanham
Read by J. Drew Lanham

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781618032973

  • ISBN: 9781618032973

Runtime: 6.81 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham.

Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina—a place "easy to pass by on the way somewhere else"—has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, listeners meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be "the rare bird, the oddity."

By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South—and in America today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A groundbreaking work about race and the American landscape…I want everyone to read it.” Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk

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Author Bio: J. Drew Lanham

Author Bio: J. Drew Lanham

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English