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Home is like a leaf on a tree: other people, other homes, are the other leaves. They live beneath the same sky, share the same memories, survive the same storms.

But one leaf is a solitude.

After twenty-five years on a New Brunswick farm, award-winning author Beth Powning came to understand the land she calls home. Now, almost 20 years after the initial publication of Home, readers may once again experience the spirit of home in nature in this new edition of her seminal book.

Time has made the subtle messages of the valley beyond her door clearer, if not less mysterious: the glorious rawness of winter storms, the effortless dominance of oak trees, the distinctive poetry of night, the universes found within a humble garden.

Placing herself in the dual roles of explorer and storyteller, Powning navigates the unspoken divide between the untamed and the domestic, revelling in the complex bonds that exist between the natural world and those who would seek to explore its wonders.

Home was originally released in 1996 in Canada as Seeds of Another Summer and in the US as Home. This new edition, which includes a new introduction and gorgeous reproductions of Powning’s sumptuous nature photography, will inspire those who seek a simpler life and enchant those who have already found it.