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The Grass Library

David Brooks



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Brandl & Schlesinger
01 August 2019
Biography; Memoirs
A philosophical and poetic journey recounting the author's relationship with his four sheep and other animals in his home in the Blue Mountains. Both memoir and eloquent testament to animal rights.

'One of the most beautifully written books about animals I have ever read. I know of nothing else like it published in this or any other country. Deep, sensitive, charming, instructive and above all, humble. I cannot imagine anyone reading it without coming away in some profound sense altered.' - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep '...a gorgeous book. Anyone who loves animals will be enchanted...but it's a book that will challenge your thinking as well...highly recommended.' - ANZ LitLovers LitBlog
By:   David Brooks
Imprint:   Brandl & Schlesinger
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
ISBN:   9780648202646
ISBN 10:   064820264X
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Grass Library

The Grass Library is a gorgeous book. Anyone who loves animals will be enchanted ... but its a book that will challenge your thinking as well. -- ANZ LitLovers LitBlog, Lisa Hill, 21 June 2019. The book is breath-taking. A literary and morally compelling demonstration of what communion with non-human animals looks like, and in a manner that exposes the paucity and imaginative impoverishment of the usual animal rights rhetoric. -- Scott Stephens, Editor of the ABC Religion and Ethics Program and co-host of ABC RN Minefield This may not be a book for everyones taste but for those of us who love non-human animals, as the author calls them, and believe deeply in animal rights, then you will be entranced and deeply moved by this beautiful memoir. -- Good Reading Magazine If you want a book to give to a dear friend, dont look any further than The Grass Library by David Brooks, except that once you hold the book in your hands youll probably want to keep it. When I saw the cover and read the first page, I was hooked -- The Gleaner, November 2019 click here to read more. I ADORED THIS BOOK, a touching, searching, and also very funny report on the ad-hoc sanctuary that Brooks and his partnera scholar of nonhuman-animal grief, T.put together when called on to give refuge to a ram, Henry, and a wether, Jonathan. -- A. Marie Houser, Faunary Press, September 2019 On the surface, The Grass Library tells a simple story. In the Blue Mountains, he begins to establish a sanctuary for wayward animals, most notably their dog Charlie and four sheep: Henry, Charlie, Orpheus, and Pumpkin. But in true essayist style, Brooks tells the reader theyre in for more than whats on the narrative surface -- this book isnt about veganism, or guilt, he writes, but ultimately and more simply its about discovery and wonder: wonder, and wondering. -- Jack Stanton, Mascara Literary Review, September 2019

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