Rebuilding the Goat Walk: An Eco-Memoir

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Item #132 Rebuilding the Goat Walk: An Eco-Memoir. David H. Lynn.

Place Published: Braddock, PA
Publisher: Braddock Avenue Books
Date Published: 2024
ISBN: 9798218408008


In prose filled with lyrical remembrance, David H. Lynn tells the story of his fifty-year relationship with Topsham, a small town in Devon on the River Exe. Like many love affairs, this one began with a series of chance encounters. But over the decades, it became increasingly clear that these moments had been fated to ripen into an abiding connection. Using a timeline that allows us to join Lynn in bearing witness to the profound changes—from climate shifts to human adaptation—brought on by gradually increasing storms, floods, and economic changes, Rebuilding the Goat Walk reveals the profound connections between a river, a town, and the individuals who have chosen to make this place their home. By turns probing and wry, Lynn’s keen observations bring us inside the stubborn and beautiful dependence at the heart of our decisions to make a home in the world. 

Praise for David H. Lynn

 Exquisitely wrought stories that dwell deeply in place and character—this is a revelatory collection. 
—T.C. Boyle, author of Outside Looking In: A Novel

The stories in Children of God are graceful and astute, beautifully written and keenly intelligent. David Lynn has given readers a collection to celebrate.
—Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth and Bel Canto

In Children of God, David Lynn reveals just how deeply he understands, as one story so perfectly puts it, "the fragility of this enterprise. Living." These are complex, richly-rewarding stories that reveal a mastery of detail, line after amazing line, leading you toward an understanding of what it means to be alive.
—Kevin Wilson, author of Baby You’re Going to Be Mine and The Family Fang: A Novel

Author bio

David Lynn, an award-winning fiction writer and essayist, was the editor of the famed Kenyon Review for more than twenty-five years and a longtime Professor of English at Kenyon College. He and his wife Wendy Singer, a noted historian of India, co-directed the Kenyon-Exeter Program on four separate occasions, deepening the relationship with this exceptional community.


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