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In the Company of Light

Author: John Hay

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“One of the most daring of contemporary writers in the genre.”
-Norton Anthology of Nature Writing

“[Hay’s] books about Cape Cod belong in the company of Thoreau, Donald Culross Peattie, Henry Beston, and Rachel Carson.”
-Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe

“Hay’s new book, published in his 83rd year, is autumnal in spirit and in substance. . . . The essence of this enterprise is a kind of prayer, eloquent and deeply felt.”
-Richard Todd, Civilization

“[Hay] is, to my mind, without question this country’s greatest living nature writer. . . . He writes out of such a profoundly poetic impulse that he cannot help but produce prose of a high literary order.” -Robert Finch, The Cape Codder

“Hay loses himself in details, describing the minute play of light through grasses, the reflection of a water bug on the rocks of a stream bottom, the fungi on fallen trees that begin to glow with an eerie luminescence. . . . [He] is not only the observer of what most of us don’t see, but of what we may never get a chance to see.”
-David Cline, Hartford Advocate

In the Company of Light shares with considerable humility the well-honed insights of a man rich in the wisdom of age and observation of nature.” -Nancy Grape, Maine Sunday Telegram

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In the Company of Light

ISBN: 978-080708539-4
Publication Date: 2/23/1999
Pages: 176
Size:5 x 8 Inches (US)
Price:  $16.00
Format: Paperback
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