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What the Stones Remember A Life Rediscovered

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ISBN-10: 159030389X

ISBN-13: 9781590303894

Edition: N/A

Authors: Patrick Lane

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At age sixty-five, poet Patrick Lane emerged from a lifetime of alcohol and drug addiction. He spent the first year of his sobriety close to home, tending his garden, where he cast his mind back over his life, searching for the memories he'd tried to drown in vodka. Lane has gardened for as long as he can remember, and his garden's life has become inseparable from his own. A new bloom on a plant, a skirmish among the birds, the way a tree bends in the wind, and the slow, measured change of seasons invariably bring to his mind an episode from his eventful past. In this powerful and beautifully written book, Lane offers readers an unflinching and unsentimental account of coming to one's…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Patrick Lane was born March 26, 1939 in Nelson, British Columbia. Lane was largely self-published through the sixties and seventies until Oxford University Press published his Poems, New and Selected which won him the Governor General's award in 1978. He has been a writer-in-residence and/or teacher at a number of institutions, including Concordia University, University of Alberta, University of Toronto, University of Saskatchewan, University of Victoria and York University. He has published twenty-two books over the past thirty years. He has won various awards including, the Dorothy Livesay Prize for Too Spare, Too Fierce in 1995, and the Canadian Author's Association Award for Poetry, for…