More Than Meets the Eye—Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine

Margie Patlak
Down East Books

“When you are growing a family and a career at the same time, you live moment to moment, life fast-forwarding with no-stop action,” Margie Patlak asserts. Illness or death of someone close may upend plans. Immersion in the sights, sounds, and smells of the natural world as seasons change can be restorative, Patlak writes in More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine.

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