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Hickory Road Ramblings, Essays and Photographs on Life and Gardening

Hickory Road Ramblings is a compilation of Barbara Jean McHugh's essays and photographs depicting her life as a writer,gardener and artist. Ron Kovach, senior editor of The Writer magazine writes: "You don't have to live in rural America to appreciate this lovely book about nature and gardening and country living. Dipping into these gentle essays and evocative photographs I have found is the perfect antidote to busy urban lives in our increasingly complicated digital world. Barbara writes soulfully and well of the deceptively "simple things" that are actually quite meaningful- feeling cool breezes, being dazzled by the sight of fireflies at night, picking berries, attending to her flower bed, watching a blanket of drifting snow and moonlight shadows".

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Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird

Norval Morrisseau (1932--2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon. By the end of his tumultuous life, the prolific self-taught artist was sought by collectors and imitated by forgers. Critics, art historians and curators alike consider him one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century. Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird is an innovative and rich biography of this charismatic and troubled figure. Drawing upon years of extensive research, including interviews with Morrisseau himself, Armand Ruffo evokes the artist's life from childhood to death, in all its vivid triumphs and tragedies. Ruffo draws upon his own Ojibway heritage and experiences to provide insight into Morrisseau's life and iconography from an Ojibway perspective. Captivating and readable, this is a brilliantly creative evocation of the art and life of Norval Morrisseau, a life indelibly tied to art.