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A Country Year: Living the Questions

A Country Year Living the Questions When her thirty year marriage broke up Sue Hubbell found herself alone and broke on a small Ozarks farm Keeping bees she found solace in the natural world She began to write challenging herself to

  • Title: A Country Year: Living the Questions
  • Author: Sue Hubbell
  • ISBN: 9780395967010
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • When her thirty year marriage broke up, Sue Hubbell found herself alone and broke on a small Ozarks farm Keeping bees, she found solace in the natural world She began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things that she cared about The result is one of the best loved books ever written about life on the land, about a woman findWhen her thirty year marriage broke up, Sue Hubbell found herself alone and broke on a small Ozarks farm Keeping bees, she found solace in the natural world She began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things that she cared about The result is one of the best loved books ever written about life on the land, about a woman finding her way in middle age.

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    About "Sue Hubbell"

    1. Sue Hubbell

      Sue Hubbell is a graduate of the Universtiy of Southern California She received a master s degree in library science from the Drexel Institute of Technology and was a librarian at Brown University In addition to her books she has written for Time Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times and the St Louis Post Dispatch She currently resides in Maine.

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    1. A pesar de que la novela se titula Un año en los bosques, el título creo que atiende a razones comerciales, puesto que en la narración se nos hace saber que son 12 años los que ella, Sue Hubbell (Kalamazoo 1935) lleva viviendo allí en los bosques, en los Ozarks, al sur de Missouri. Aunque la narración comprende las cuatro estaciones del año -lo que nos recordará a Una temporada en Tinker Creek- sus recuerdos comprenden esos 12 años (a mediados de los años 70 del pasado siglo XX), tanto [...]


    2. When reading "A Country Year" I was continually reminded of Oscar Wilde's apology for sending a long letter -- he did not have time to write a short one. Sue Hubbell has taken the time to write a short book filled with concise gems, each as long as it should be and no longer, and I am much the richer for having read it.Other than the transcendent writing, what impressed me most was Sue's eye and mind. She notices things that I would not, and then she reflects upon them and understands them bette [...]


    3. This is one of my favorite books of all time. I have reread it countless times because Hubbell's memoir of her life in the midst of nature in rural Missouri never fails to transport me away and bring my mind back refreshed and see the natural world in whatever less-than-idyllic place I'm living. Her work really reminds me to be aware of all the creatures and plants around me and notice how they "make a living" and interact with the human world. And her insights on how to live the questions of li [...]


    4. 3.5Me ha gustado muchísimo pasar Un año en los bosques con Sue Hubbell. Enmarcada dentro del género nature writing la autora, nos cuenta su día a día en las montañas Ozarks, en el Medio Oeste de EEUU, su trabajo de apicultora y las distintas situaciones que va viviendo a lo largo de un año. Una lectura totalmente evocadora y llena de curiosidades que me ha hecho entrar en modo zen y disfrutar de ese entorno bucólico y salvaje, como una habitante más. No os voy a engañar, no creo que se [...]


    5. 4.5 Ce livre est une collection de courts textes sur la vie à la campagne de l'auteure. Sue Hubbell a abandonné son métier de bibliothécaire dans les années 60 pour partir vivre en marge de la société de consommation dans les Ozarks, une région montagneuse du Missouri. Elle y achètera une ferme avec son mari. C'est seule qu'elle y exploitera finalement une miellerie, ce qui lui vaudra le surnom de ''Dame aux abeilles''.Hubbell sait écrire la nature comme personne et ces récits sont de [...]


    6. Sue Hubbell und ihr Mann waren typische Aussteiger, denen ihre sicheren Arbeitsplätze eines Tages viel zu behaglich geworden waren. Sie kauften eine Farm in Missouris Ozark Mountains, idyllisch gelegen zwischen einem Nationalpark und einer weiteren Fläche, die unter Naturschutz steht. Da sie von Landwirtschaft nichts verstanden, begannen sie, Bienen zu halten und von der Imkerei zu leben. Sue Hubbell brachte als Biologin für das Leben auf dem Land zumindest die theoretischen Grundlagen mit. I [...]


    7. This is the story of a woman who lives in the Ozarks on a small farm. After a 30 year marriage, her husband leaves and she eeks out a difficult living keeping bees. The rural people of the Ozarks are her friends and occasionally her comrades, but mostly she is alone with her farm. It's almost a lie to say she lives alone. She has the dogs, and her cat (Black Edith. hello, awesome cat name), all of the bees, the coyotes, termites, copperheads, the goldfinches, indigo buntings, humming birds, blue [...]


    8. Leben auf dem Land, frei von Verkehr, Hetze und dem Lärm der Zivilisation. Das wünschen sich viele aber nur wenige halten das aus.Denn dass das Leben auf dem Land, sollte man da seinen Lebensunterhalt noch verdienen müssen ziemlich anstrengend ist und einen vor manchmal unvorhergesehene Situationen und vielleicht ungebetene Gäste stellt, das kann man in diesem interessanten autobiografischen Buch von Sue Hubbell nachlesen.Sicher wird es einem beim Lesen bewusst, wie leicht man es in der Zivi [...]


    9. I don't know how many times I have read this book all-time favorite. I still remember how it found me on the shelves of Willard Public Library in the 1990s. I've carried my tattered paperback that bears her autograph with me all these years. I was inspired to read it again while camping this summer, feeling the urge to take a solo trip in the future. It has been at least a decade since I last picked it up. Once I opened it, I knew I needed Sue to remind me how she made a life her own way. This t [...]


    10. Sue Hubbell writes a series of stories about her life from spring to spring in the mountains of the Ozarks in Southern Missouri. Her husband of 30 years has just left for the last time. They had started a business as bee keepers. That becomes her only source of income as she makes a living, barely, harvesting and selling her honey. Her stories are about her life on the land. And they are amazing! She is a careful observer of all the natural world that surrounds her. The stories also give an insi [...]


    11. Découvert dans une sélection du club de lecture Mango&Salt. Lecture attachante où l'on suit les réflexions de l'autrice sur les évènements de sa vie et de son quotidien d'apicultrice. Je me suis sentie particulièrement proche de son rapport au monde et elle m'a donnée envie d'explorer cette partie du Missouri dont j'ignorais l'existence. Un livre parfait pour l'été, revenir au temps présent et savourer simplement la vie.


    12. Sue Hubble's reflections on life as a beekeeper in the Ozarks is quiet, introspective and tinged with an edge of melancholy. This book is not quite in the league with Edwin Way Teale's "A Walk Through the Year," or Henry Beston's "The Outermost House," but it is a well-written and interesting look at natural history—and human nature.


    13. This book was just okay for me. I learned tons about animals, insects, birds and raising bees for honey, but the book lacked a story or even thoughts by the author. It is much more of a journaling of the occurrances on the Ozark acreage by season. Very interesting all-in-all, I just would have liked a bit more of a story line.


    14. Despite the fact that the author writes something I emphatically disagree with in every single chapter, and her conclusions are not mine at all, I love her easy, calm writing style and the details and random information she has planted throughout her writing.



    15. Sue Hubbell, author of A Book of Bees And How to Keep Them- a delightful book which has as much to do with naturalism and our place in nature as it does about bees -- lives in the Ozark mountains on some 95-100 acres where she maintains 300 beehives throughout the surrounding hills. She writes extremely well, and in this book she reflects on nature's intricacies and "queerness" and man's place in the world. She (and the reader) become captivated by such oddities as the chigger whose chewing on t [...]


    16. Hacerlo fácil siempre es lo más complicado.Dar forma a un sentimiento, expresar tus ideas, explicar una forma de vida de manera sencilla, cotidiana y natural. No importa a qué lo apliques. Prescindir de artificios y reducir lo que te propones comunicar o elaborar a su esencia me parece una tarea peliaguda. Y esto es lo que hace Sue Hubbell en este libro. Narrar con simplicidad.No hay trampa ni cartón. Un año en los bosques es, simple y llanamente, un año de Sue en sus amados Ozarks, entre [...]


    17. After a really long or really magnificent book, I always have to take a break and read something simple and easy. Wide line spacing, 6th grade vocabulary, no more than 200 pages. It’s like a palate cleanser for the brain. That’s what this book was— the crackers to my wine. And thank goodness for that, because I was barely upset by its mediocrity. I’ve read a lot of books about lives in seclusion (mostly because I plan to spend my retirement years as a mountain-bound recluse and am prepar [...]


    18. When I ran into my 8th grade biology teacher about a month and a half ago (my favorite science teacher of all time, hands down), we naturally had a discussion combining the subjects that we teach: science and literature. Once we professed our mutual love for Barbara Kingsolver, she recommended Sue Hubbell to me.What an awesome book. Maybe I appreciate it more because she reflects on life in the Ozarks and observes the flora and fauna I'm familiar with, but her calm and intriguing style is access [...]


    19. What a lovely and special book! It is broken into short chapters, each a vignette about some facet of country life. There are chapters on local characters, snakes, frogs, flowers, even chiggers and of course her bees. Hubbell includes short primers on various aspects of natural history, a bit about her life, current and former, and a lot about the slow paced existence she relishes in the backwoods of the Missouri Ozarks.Her writing is straightforward but nonetheless compelling. She is an able st [...]


    20. Al comprar este libro me esperaba encontrar una especie de manual de supervivencia en un entorno montañoso aislado de alguien novato. Una especie de Robinson Crusoe de las montañas de Misuri.Sin embargo me he encontrado con otra cosa, aún más absorbente. La autora, ya plenamente integrada en su trabajo (apicultora) y en su entorno (una zona rural, pero ni aislada ni de alta montaña), reflexiona sobre los acontecimientos que le van pasando en pequeños capítulos de 3 ó 4 páginas.Pero sobr [...]


    21. Sue Hubbell writes short essays about life in the Ozarks. She lived alone on a hilltop in the Ozarks earning her living as a commercial beekeeper for twelve years. The essays are about beekeeping, nature and people in the Ozarks.The essays on nature evoke the beauty of the Ozarks. Some reflect on the attitudes and treatment this beauty receives from people. Others describe the plants and animals living around the author.Beekeeping commercially is challenging. Many of these essays end up being hu [...]


    22. I read about Hubbell in Writer's Almanac. While this was my first read of Hubbell, it will not be the last. I'm a fan of outdoor seasonal essays. I've read Terry Burger's Year of the Moon Goose which was excellent and started my hunt for other such books. I'm in the midst of acquiring and reading books by Marcia Bonta, a naturalist writer from Pennsylvania. Hubbell ranks right up there with what I've read so far. I acquired a healthy respect for what a single woman could achieve on a farm. She c [...]


    23. Un tout petit peu, mini de rien du tout déçue du style d’écriture se rapprochant plus de la rédaction d’un article que d’un roman. Ce n’est pas très littéraire. C’est plutôt une chronique, un genre de journal relatant une année dans la vie de Sue Hubbell, la Dame aux abeilles. Elle relate ses observations de la nature et de ses habitants. Elle nous raconte les difficultés de vivre seule au milieu de la nature, ses tâches quotidiennes, mais elle retrace surtout sa vie avec ses [...]


    24. I still have "Winter" to read yet, but I read the rest in less than two days. For the same reasons I like Chapter "November" in Sand County Almanac (Aldo Leopold), which I think are philosophical ones, I love the thoughts in this book. It's the thoughts that have captivated me, and I've been so absorbed in them that I haven't noticed if the writing is good or not (I'm assuming it is, because I haven't noticed it, like good movie music).If I can find other books that make me this excited to read [...]


    25. A wonderfully slow read. Its wandering nature reminded me a bit of "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" by Dillard (my all-time favorite book). It's a one time read, I think but definitely worth that one-time. Side-note: I was worried it was going to be "about divorce" but that was not a big part of the book nor was it dealt with bitterly or awkwardly.


    26. This is one of the greatest snapshots of Ozark living I've ever read. From copperheads,to local lore, to splitting wood. Hubbell took a deep sadness borne from her broken 30 year marriage and instead of dwelling, turned her life into a reflection of the beauty she found living a simple, yet glorious, life in the Ozarks.


    27. A series of essays, observations by the author of her Ozark existence as a bee keeper. A keen observer of nature and commentator on the Ozark scene. The book is in the tradition of Thoreau . It moves a slow country pace.


    28. Pretty interesting non-fiction about a divorced 50ish woman who now lives alone on the Ozarks bee-keeping farm her and her husband started. Learned a lot about bees but also the different bird species around there as well as the wildlife and what her life is like.


    29. De la serie Gente Que Se Pira Al Campo, ¡una mujer! Menos osos y bisontes, más carpintería y abejas. A favor, aunque no te cuente nada. O sí.


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