Title: Edge Seasons : A Memoir. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf, Toronto, 2005, ISBN:0676976417 2005
ISBN Number: 0676976417 / 9780676976410
Seller ID: 110266
POWNING, Beth. Edge Seasons : A Memoir. (Toronto): Alfred A. Knopf, (2005). First Printing. Pp. (8),-230,(2). 8vo, specked pale green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
The memoirs of the Sussex, New Brunswick farmer, naturalist and writer, (b. August 15, 1949, Putnam, Connecticut), living in southern New Brunswick since 1972.
"In the middle years of her life, Beth Powning finds herself standing on a threshold, an 'edge season' - those moments in the year's cycle when weather is unpredictable, caught in a hiatus between one season and the next. For almost twenty years, Beth has lived on a farm near Sussex, New Brunswick, with her husband, Peter, and their son, Jake. On a late summer walk through their northern pasture, Beth and Peter come across the sauna they built at the edge of the woods when they first bought the farm. After several winters of abandonment, the sauna is now derelict. Beth recalls the energy, idealism, and faith that went into its creation, and wonders how they could have forgotten such a special place. While family and friends help rebuild the sauna, it becomes a symbol for the resurrection of vision, and a catalyst fora year of transformations." - from the dustjacket.
Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed, without inscription,by Powning on the title-page. 20.00