The Home Place

The Home Place

Memoirs of A Colored Man's Love Affair With Nature

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"Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina-a place (S3(Beasy to pass by on the way somewhere else"-has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers 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 (S2(Bthe rare bird, the oddity(S3(B-to find joy and freedom in the same land his ancestors were tied to by forced labor, and then to be a black man in a profoundly white field. This book 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."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781571313157
157131315X
Branch Call Number: 590.92 LANHAM J
Characteristics: 216 pages ; 22 cm

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Lanham's memoir shares a very personal connection to his home in South Carolina, yet his writing is so poetic and inspiring that every reader will feel these connections too.

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LPL_ShirleyB May 05, 2017

If you enjoy prose that flows—like poetry, heartwarming & witty family stories, lyrical nature revelry, thoughtful social justice advocacy rooted in a strong South Carolina land ethic and a plethora of optimism then this book will charm & enlighten you!
This book offers so many powerful ... Read More »


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LPL_ShirleyB May 05, 2017

If you enjoy prose that flows—like poetry, heartwarming & witty family stories, lyrical nature revelry, thoughtful social justice advocacy rooted in a strong South Carolina land ethic and a plethora of optimism then this book will charm & enlighten you!
This book offers so many powerful connections; I highly recommend this book to book clubs!

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