Wild Gardens: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas 6/6

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Millions of people have changed the way they see life itself because of Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. Among her many books, The Hidden Life of Dogs and The Tribe of TIger make clear both her extraordinary powers of observation and her gifts as a storyteller. What’s more, Ms. Thomas’ wisdom illuminates all her work. Her bestsellers have carried her fame far beyond the confines of anthropology where she also is admired. But what about “the hidden life of Elizabeth Marshall Thomas”? It, too, is full of wisdom...and surprises!

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’ family were the first white people to live among the Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert in the 1950s. She documented that unique experience in her book The Harmless People. Fifty years later, The Old Way captured what has remained the same and what been lost, almost forever: they live in the present, we live in the future. Ms. Thomas has written two captivating novels about our prehistoric ancestors, plus: The Social Life of Dogs, The Hidden Life of Deer and my favorite, Certain Poor Shepherds. Now Liz Thomas turns her keen eye upon herself, in an autobiography she calls A Million Years with You. The surprises just keep coming ....

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