PAUL'S BOOK CLUB / NOVEMBER
Our book this month is Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris, one of the great non-fiction works of the Midwest.
"This rare and splendid book tells us much about the history and character of the Great Plains and their inhabitants, and much also about how dwelling in small towns, and in vast, remote places, may challenge and inform the spirit. The author makes it seem inevitable that, returning to her ancestral Dakota, she should develop a taste for simple, concrete language, should be drawn to the wisdom of the desert fathers, and should learn, among other lessons, that to embrace deprivation is to be free. Her writing has a firm, unstrained honesty, a love of the truth."—Richard Wilbur