"Devotees of The Outermost House (and they are legion) will be
profoundly grateful for Daniel Payne's superb biography of Henry Beston, a man who wrote one of the enduring classics of American nature writing, but whose life story until now has remained largely untold. Among its many virtues, Orion on the Dunes unearths the forces that shaped Beston's remarkable book, forces carefully hidden
but deeply felt by anyone who has ever read it."
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