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The Resource Cold comfort : life at the top of the map, Barton Sutter

Cold comfort : life at the top of the map, Barton Sutter

Label
Cold comfort : life at the top of the map
Title
Cold comfort
Title remainder
life at the top of the map
Statement of responsibility
Barton Sutter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "As a nation of immigrants, many of us suffer from a vague but painful homesickness we do not understand", he writes. With a voice that is at once sorrowful, soul-searching, and hilarious, Sutter cures that ill by sharing his passion for and faith in his rugged locale. Like a lovers' quarrel with a peculiar place, Cold Comfort conveys deep insights about what makes the place where you live your true home."--pub. desc
  • "Temperatures that dive to forty degrees below zero are only part of life in northern Minnesota, according to award-winning writer Barton Sutter. Cold Comfort is his temperamental tribute to the city of Duluth, where bears wander the streets and canoe racks are standard equipment. With humor and passion, Sutter pays homage to the haunting beauty of this lopsided city perched on the shore of Lake Superior, reporting the quirks and joys of daily life in this far-flung outpost and its environs. "Although the summers are dangerously seductive", Sutter writes, "we are saved, up here on the northern rim, by our crummy economy; by our practical, unfashionable clothes; but most of all by the cold -- the ferocious, unfathomable cold. As Duluthians like to say, it keeps the riffraff out"
  • These short essays -- first heard on public radio -- will be popular with readers because of Sutter's intriguing stories, sense of humor, and musical language. He extols the pleasures of barbershops, cross-country skiing with a seven-year-old, and living by the great lake. Cold Comfort unlocks the secrets of Duluth, bridging the communal spirit of small-city life and the solitude, silence, and serenity of the wilderness next door
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sutter, Barton
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.U87
LC item number
Z464 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sutter, Barton
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Duluth (Minn.)
Label
Cold comfort : life at the top of the map, Barton Sutter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780816632596
Lccn
98020337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm39085376
Label
Cold comfort : life at the top of the map, Barton Sutter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780816632596
Lccn
98020337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm39085376

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