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Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver

sojorom's review

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reflective relaxing

3.5

saranyavanapalli's review

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fast-paced

2.5

mosbymargaret's review

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lighthearted slow-paced

4.0

stories always have meaning, but Mary Oliver gives her life some glorious meaning in this collection of essays written so obviously for the reader

ohclaire's review

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2.0

I love Oliver's poetry but this was just... not for me. I didn't get anything out of any of these essays I think

carax561's review

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challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

4.5

cherry_3612's review

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hopeful informative lighthearted relaxing medium-paced

3.0

zimmerlemon's review

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There are some gem moments but I think you gotta really be into nature for this one lol 

alyssapusateri's review

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adventurous hopeful inspiring reflective relaxing fast-paced

3.75


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kirapisk's review against another edition

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I liked this book! Still, as it always is with collections I enjoyed some essays more than others. I warmly recommend section four and give. Section three was not my favourite, I have to admit. I very much found myself in the author's musings about nature and living in a small town on the countyside. Maybe I have to try that one day as well. 

singingsfun's review against another edition

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hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing slow-paced

3.0

Favorite quote:
“Hope is a fighter and a screamer”