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5 edition of Woodsburner found in the catalog.

Woodsburner

John Pipkin

Woodsburner

by John Pipkin

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862 -- Fiction,
  • Forest fires -- Fiction,
  • Large type books,
  • Walden Pond (Middlesex County, Mass.) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Pipkin.
    GenreFiction
    SeriesThorndike Press large print reviewers choice
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3616.I65 W66 2009b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23398042M
    ISBN 101410419452
    ISBN 109781410419453
    LC Control Number2009023248
    OCLC/WorldCa373561699

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      “Woodsburner is a marvelous, quietly brilliant book. In this compelling homage to an iconic American writer, Pipkin may himself have just written a new American classic.” In this compelling homage to an iconic American writer, Pipkin may himself have just written a new American classic.”.   Excerpt: 'Woodsburner' Before he built his cabin on Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau accidentally scorched acres of the Concord woods. In Woodsburner, author John Pipkin recreates the events.

    Get this from a library! Woodsburner: a novel. [John Pipkin] -- On Ap , a year before he built his cabin on Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau accidentally started a forest fire that destroyed three hundred acres of the Concord woods--an event that. Woodsburner By Pipkin, John. Show all copies. Summary; Discuss; Reviews (1) JOHN PIPKIN was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and he holds degrees from Washington and Lee University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Rice University. He has taught writing and literature at Saint Louis University, Boston University, and.


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An elegant, literary masterpiece, debut novel "Woodsburner," written by John Pipkin begins with a camping accident of famed Henry David Thoreau who lost control of his campfire and set ablaze acres of Concord (Massachussets) woods.4/4(51).

Woodsburner is a novel first, so the book’s first responsibility is to engage its reader with fictional stories. In any historical novel, careful research is a necessity, but in the end it’s the made-up stuff that is really the most important: the characters, their fears and desires and hopes, and the interweaving plots that constitute their Woodsburner book.

Woodsburner is a novel Woodsburner book, so the book’s first responsibility is to engage its reader with fictional stories. In any historical novel, careful research is a necessity, but in the end it’s the made-up stuff that is really the most important: the characters, their fears and desires and hopes, and the interweaving plots that constitute their lives/5(50).

While Woodsburner is a novel about Henry David Thoreau, it manages to exceed or escape all of the ponderous transcendental baggage that could sink a good story.

The Thoreau of the novel is a young pencilmaker who has not yet retreated to Walden; the fire he sets in the Concord woods is the result of a fish chowder gone wrong/5. An elegant, literary masterpiece, debut novel "Woodsburner," written by John Pipkin begins with a camping accident of famed Henry David Thoreau who lost control of his campfire and set ablaze acres of Concord (Massachussets) woods/5(52).

Woodsburner is an exemplary illustration of how fiction can illuminate the past, bring history to life and make it feel as fresh and relevant as the present day.” —The Dallas Morning News Woodsburner book is Pipkin's first novel, but, with its complex structure and top-notch prose, there's not a page that reads like the work of a novice.

The result is, well, transcendent.”/5(9). Book Summary Henry Thoreau accidentally sets fire to three hundred acres near ninteenth-century Concord, Massachusetts and affects the lives of three people, a Norwegian farmhand, a bookseller and Author: John Pipkin.

About Woodsburner. Set against the backdrop of a devastating forest fire that Henry David Thoreau accidentally set inJohn Pipkin’s novel brilliantly illuminates the mind of the young philosopher at a formative moment in his life and in the life of the young nation.

Witty, bawdy, philosophical, touching, and humorous, WOODSBURNER is a novel I didn’t want to end. This book is packed with interesting ideas, vital characters, and vivid writing. — Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife and Four Spirits. Books; Contact; Welcome. Subscribe to Woodsburner.

Scroll to Content. I am T. Anderson, writer and fire ecologist. I use my words to tell the story of fire, people, and the natural history of my native Florida. A son of palmetto country pioneers, my writing gives a Florida accent to the works of Into Nature Films.

I dedicated my life to the. "Woodsburner" is a highly inventive first novel by John Pipkin that builds on an unfortunate day-in-the-life of Henry David Thoreau, one of America's first good naturalist writers. "Woodsburner" focuses on five characters whose lives are shaped or preoccupied with fire and a few of its manifestations/5(40).

An elegant, literary masterpiece, debut novel "Woodsburner," written by John Pipkin begins with a camping accident of famed Henry David Thoreau who lost control of his campfire and set ablaze acres of Concord (Massachussets) woods/5.

Thoreau’s biographers commonly have made little of the incident, but John Pipkin takes the lighting of that fateful match as the starting point of his intelligent and often lyrical first novel.

His first novel, Woodsburner, was named one of the best books of by the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

It won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction, the Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. “Woodsburner is a marvelous, quietly brilliant book.

In this compelling homage to an iconic American writer, Pipkin may himself have just written a new American classic.” In this compelling homage to an iconic American writer, Pipkin may himself have just written a new American classic.”.

The Thoreau of "Woodsburner "is a lost soul, resigned to a career designing pencils for his father's factory while dreaming of better things. On the day of the 5/5(5).

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Books. Go Search Hello /5(40). by John Pipkin. BUY NOW FROM and agonizes over whether the recent brush fire he tended had made him the inadvertent “woodsburner.” Boston bookseller Eliot Calvert, painfully aware of compromises made to support his demanding family, assists volunteer firefighters manfully, but envisions the catastrophe in relation to the unwritten Author: John Pipkin.

Woodsburner John Pipkin, Author Nan A. Talese $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. Most readers know Thoreau's Walden as a treatise on. Book Review: Woodsburner By Rebecca Rego Barry on Ap Back in December, Christopher Lancette wrote a profile for us of author John Pipkin, who had just won the Center for Fiction's First Novel prize for Woodsburner.

Woodsburner is part love story and part adventure. Set in a time that witnessed the dawn of the environmentalist movement, Woodsburner is a tale of converging historical forces, a meditation on causes and effects, and an examination of Americans' hopes and doubts and dreams.4/5(1).Woodsburner springs from a little-known event in the life of one of America’s most iconic figures, Henry David Apa year before he .The questions that follow are intended to enhance your group’s reading and discussion of WOODSBURNER by John Pipkin.

Questions 1) In Walden, published ten years after the events described in WOODSBURNER, Thoreau says that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” How are the characters in WOODSBURNER leading lives of quiet desperation before [ ].