A Field Guide To Wildflowers Greg Mertz

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Published: February 12th 2012

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A Field Guide To Wildflowers  by  Greg Mertz

A Field Guide To Wildflowers by Greg Mertz
February 12th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: | 3.40 Mb

part 1: joe montour arrives and settles in a small town in up-state new york. he befriends eddy who generously shares his home and life with him while joe finds his footing in the town of high falls. joe meets jenny and is immediately attracted toMorepart 1: joe montour arrives and settles in a small town in up-state new york. he befriends eddy who generously shares his home and life with him while joe finds his footing in the town of high falls.

joe meets jenny and is immediately attracted to her only to find that she is already taken by Stephen, Eddys best friend and colleague at work. joe discovers that jenny is somehow related to john burroughs the famous 19th century writer and naturalist and on investigating, finds that in many ways john burroughs life was very much like his own.

joe struggles to impress himself and succeeds at capturing the heart of jenny. their love is cracked apart by an historical newspaper article presented by the angry stephen that shows that joe and jenny are actually first cousins. having won at love, stephen further destroys joes career chances through clever words and self-promotion.part 2: in a career move and as a way of starting over, joe re-locates to washington, d.c.

his quest for self-reliance goes from the physical to the mental. the spririt of john burroughs, who he knew in the context of the hudson highlands and his old life, follows him right into his new life on capitol hill where he has set up residence.part 3: joe returns to the hudson highlands confident of his physical and mental self-reliance only to be confronted with the falsehood of his failed love with jenny.

stephen had perpetrated a lie, discovered in childhood, as a way of retaliating for joes success with jenny and joes unconventional approach to career and life. joe confronts stephen, and ends up in prison on more false pretenses. ultimately, joe is faced with developing and understanding emotional and spiritual self-reliance. joe meets john burroughs face-to-face and comes to grips with the power, meaning and short-comings of words in the development of all humanss growth and maturity.

in the end, joe gets the girl.all the biology and fold-lore of the wildflowers is accurate. the life of john burroughs is true with some limited license taken to make his biography fit the story.



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