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Siesta Lane

One Cabin, No Running Water, and A Year Living Green
Minato, Amy (Book - 2009)
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Siesta Lane
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A poet at heart, Amy Minato rejects her life of consumption in Chicago to go back to nature#151;specifically, to a commune in Oregon, where she rediscovers herself.
Authors: Minato, Amy
Title: Siesta lane
one cabin, no running water, and a year living green
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2009
Characteristics: x, 223 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Amy Minato ; illustrations by Jan Muir
ISBN: 1602393281
9781602393288
Branch Call Number: 307.774 M663s 2009
Subject Headings: Minato, Amy Country life Oregon Case studies Communal living Oregon Case studies
Topical Term: Country life
Communal living
LCCN: 2008029537
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An experiment on an Oregon commune where the author rediscovers what truly makes her happy and makes her question the dominant culture of consumption.


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Beautifully written modern version of Thoreau. A woman retreats to semi-rural Oregon to slow down and experience the simple life. She forms an informal but deeply-felt community with a few like-minded people who share the space and help her grow both her vegetables and her ideas.

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