EVERY NATURAL FACT:
FIVE SEASONS OF OPEN AIR PARENTING
Amy Lou Jenkins
Holy Cow! Press / Consortium
$14.95 Trade Paperback
Nature & outdoors/Parenting/Wisconsin
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Rich in sensory immediacy, characterization, natural history, and humor, these explorations of natural history, flora and fauna, and parenting themes demonstrate that the mythic thread that winds through everything can still be found, even in a world of wounds.
“If you combined the lyricism of Annie Dillard, the vision of Aldo Leopold, and the gentle but toughminded optimism of Frank McCourt, you might come close to Amy Lou Jenkins, a writer who obliterates the distinction between regional writing and actual, honest-to-god writing. I, for one, would follow her anywhere.”
—Tom Bissell, author of The Father of All Things
“Braiding together history, memoir, gentle parenting guidance, and superb nature writing, Jenkins’ prose illuminates the details of ordinary life.”
—Susan Cheever, author of American Bloomsbury
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ABOUT THE BOOK
EVERY NATURAL FACT: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting is a narrative of mother-and-son nature outings across the state of Wisconsin. In a style that blends the voices of Janisse Ray and Annie Dillard, a mother and son explore parallels in the world of people and nature. The interconnected chapters stand on their own and build upon each other. These explorations of natural history, flora and fauna, and parenting themes demonstrate that the mythic thread that winds through everything can still be found, even in a world of wounds. Amy Lou Jenkins’ award-winning writing is rich in sensory immediacy, characterization, natural history, and humor.
Amy Lou holds a MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from Bennington College and a BSN in Nursing and Professional Communication. She teaches as a university adjunct and at writing retreats, conferences and workshops. Her environmental and nature writing has been honored by The Florida Review Editors Award in Nonfiction, Literal Latte Essay Awards, Flint Hills Review Nonfiction Award, X.J. Kennedy Award for Nonfiction, and twice by the Ellis/Henderson Outdoor Writing Award. Her nonfiction has also won first place in the Jade Ring Award for Essay Writing, Wisconsin Regional Writing Award in Essay, Memoir, and Travel Writing. She is the recipient of a Mesa Refuge writing fellowship for environmental writing.
Her work has appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers, and anthologies including Wisconsin Academy Review, Flint Hills Review, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Shepherds Express, Florida Review, Inkpot, Earth Island Journal, Grit,
Generations, Rosebud, Big Apple Parent, MetroParent, Washington Families, Chicken Soup, Cup of Comfort books, Women on Writing, The Maternal Is Political, and the summer 2010 release Wild with Child. Jenkins writes a quarterly book review column for the Sierra Club’s Muir View and maintains a personal website at www.AmyLouJenkins.com and awriting site at www.Anthologiesonline.com. She’s read her essays on Wisconsin and Alaska public radio and been a radio guest on dozens of shows. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, son, and two spoiled dogs.