This Tender Place: The Story of a Wetland Year

This Tender Place:
This Tender Place is a celebration of nature, the elements, and humanity. From the wetland's genesis during the ice age to its survival in the twenty-first century, Lawlor chronicles the universal ties among people, wild places, and healthy wetlands.

An engaging and deeply intimate record, This Tender Place is at its heart a story of refuge and renewal refracted through the lens of life within wetlands-among the most productive, yet most endangered, ecosystems in the world.

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This Tender Place: The Story of a Wetland Year  has been selected for Outstanding Achievement recognition by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee.  The award is given to books published in 2005 judged on their literary merit as well as the quality of the writing, editing, and printing.
"Nature lovers will be entranced by Lawlor's descriptions of animals and the history of a place." -- Booklist
"Laurie Lawlor's writing reflects her love for her wetland. At times the writing is so beautiful, so lyrical, it should be set to music."—Joanne Flemming, Wisconsin write
"A lovingly written work that captures the atmosphere of a wetland.” —Elizabeth McBride, Recipient of the Ellis-Henderson Outdoor Writing Award 1997, 1999 and contributor to the New York Times
Flower in the Wetlands
Photographs, by Laurie Lawlor, from the Wetlands.

Frog in Wetlands


    This Tender Place: The Story of a Wetland Year.  (2005) Terrace Books/University of Wisconsin-Madison.  ISBN: 0-299-21460-5.  176 pg.  19 b/w photos, 2 drawings.  $26.95.