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Fire Season both evokes and honors the great hermit celebrants of nature from Dillard to Kerouac to Thoreauand I loved itJR Moehringer author of The Tender BarConnorss adventures in radical solitude make for profoundly absorbing restorative readingWalter Kirn author of Up in the AirPhillip Connors is a major new voice in American nonfiction and his remarkable debut Fire Season is destined to become a modern classic An absorbing chronicle of the days and nights of one of the last fire lookouts in the American West Fire Season is a marvel of a book as rugged and soulful as Matthew Crawfords bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft and it immediately places Connors in the august company of Edward Abbey Annie Dillard Aldo Leopold Barry Lopez and others in the respected fraternity of hard-boiled nature writers.

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Philip Connors

In 2002, Philip Connors left the Wall Street Journal for a seasonal job with the U.S. Forest Service in New Mexico. That became the subject of his first book, Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout, which was named the best nature book of 2011 by Amazon and won a National Outdoor Book Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, the Reading the West Award for Nonfiction, and the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Competition. His second book, All the Wrong Places, recounts his life in the shadow of his brother's suicide and was named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of 2015 by Kirkus. He lives in the Mexican-American borderlands. Visit his web site at www.philipconnors.com

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