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“As Barbara Scot invites us along on her daily Sauvie Island walks, she deftly weaves together not only her own complicated personal history but the history and life of that beautiful island. And as she asks questions of herself, questions that most of us will have asked of ourselves at some time or another, her story becomes the story of us all, our lives rooted in place and family. The Nude Beach Notebook is just a beautiful book, a book of great heart and intelligence and rigorous honesty—an elegant and moving evocation of the ghosts that haunt families, and the spirits inherent in the landscapes where we walk.”

—Molly Gloss, author of The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, Wild Life, and The Hearts of Horses

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