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On This Hilltop

On This Hilltop I am a beekeeper but I am also a writer and some years ago I sat down at a typewriter to experiment with words to try to tease out of the amorphous chaotic and worldess part of myself the reason w

  • Title: On This Hilltop
  • Author: Sue Hubbell
  • ISBN: 9780345373069
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • I am a beekeeper, but I am also a writer, and some years ago I sat down at a typewriter to experiment with words, to try to tease out of the amorphous, chaotic and worldess part of myself the reason why I was staying on this hilltop in the Ozarks Why indeed For Sue Hubbell, a former college librarian who moved to the country, found she spent much of her time digging man I am a beekeeper, but I am also a writer, and some years ago I sat down at a typewriter to experiment with words, to try to tease out of the amorphous, chaotic and worldess part of myself the reason why I was staying on this hilltop in the Ozarks Why indeed For Sue Hubbell, a former college librarian who moved to the country, found she spent much of her time digging manure out of the barn or trying to fix the rear end of the truck that is, in addition to the hay making, corn planting, bee swarming, vegetable gardening, tick picking, log splitting, chick hatching, truck towing, and snake alerts that overwhelmed her early days in her new home.These essays from down on her Missouri farm are alight with mischief, poking gentle fun at city snobs, Ozark men, and Hubbell s own experience as an apprentice Ozarker They also chart the first forays Hubbell made into writing As she says herself, They were the beginning of a writing life One of several I have lived A beautifully blossoming writer Hubbell watches language as sagaciously as she eyes nature Washington Post Book World

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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. This is a collection of newspaper columns written between 1975 and 1978 plus two essays. The columns are wry observations of "retiring" to a farm in the Ozarks, vividly written and stunned me with the hard work and endurance required. Me, I would have gone back to being a librarian. The essay on the changing face of women in the Ozarks from the introduction of factory was quite insightful. The last essay, about a dispute between Missouri and Iowa over honey trees, bored me, so I skipped it to be [...]


    2. My favorite of Sue Hubbel's books. She writes about living in the Ozarks and the people and the mountain culture. Her observations are laugh out loud funny, particularly when she relates how the mountain men always direct their comments to her husband because their culture doesn't allow them to speak directly to her. Is it possible that places like this still exist? Ms. Hubbel makes you believe they do.



    3. Sweet, short articles on her early years in the Ozarks. Nice contrast to her later work. You can definitely see a glimpse of the writer she'll become.


    4. Many of these stories will sound familiar to readers of A Country Year. It was interesting to read about the same basic concepts, but through her perspective as a married person.


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