Upstream: Select Essays by Mary Oliver

Upstream: Select Essays

Mary Oliver

nonfiction essays literary nature reflective relaxing slow-paced

192 pages | first published 2016

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“In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.”  So begins Upstream, a collec...
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