..". essays of substance and beauty, and they belong beside the work of Annie Dillard, Samuel Pickering, and Wendell Berry." -- Library Journal
" Sanders] eloquently expresses his love of the land and the responsibility he feels for preventing further erosion of our natural resources... " -- Publishers Weekly
"Skillfully written in a clear, unmannered style refreshingly devoid of irony and hollow cleverness, the author starts with everyday experiences and gleans from them larger truths." -- The Christian Science Monitor
" These] essays are so good one is tempted to stand up and applaud after reading them.... Sanders is a modern day prospector who finds gems of spiritual meaning in both familiar and unusual places." -- Body Mind Spirit
Writing from the Center is about one very fine writer's quest for a meaningful and moral life. Lannan Literary Award winner Scott Sanders (Secrets of the Universe, Staying Put, A Paradise of Bombs) seeks and describes a center that is geographical, emotional, artistic, and spiritual -- and is rooted in place. The geography is midwestern, the impulses are universal.
"The earth needs fewer tourists and more inhabitants, it seems to me -- fewer people who float about in bubbles of money and more people committed to knowing and tending their home ground." -- Scott Russell Sanders, from the book
. . . essays of substance and beauty . . . they belong beside the work of Annie Dillard, Samuel Pickering, and Wendell Berry. --Library Journal