Purple Flat Top: In Pursuit of a Place

Paperback | August 19, 2011

byJack Nisbet

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When a mining claim on a crumbling cliff of burnt-rose quartzite lured naturalist Jack Nisbet to the northeastern corner of Washington State in 1970, he began a search for an understanding of that open country through stories about the people who lived there and the everyday events he shared with them. Together, these vivid, engaging, and subtly humorous stories evoke the essence of this place.

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When a mining claim on a crumbling cliff of burnt-rose quartzite lured naturalist Jack Nisbet to the northeastern corner of Washington State in 1970, he began a search for an understanding of that open country through stories about the people who lived there and the everyday events he shared with them. Together, these vivid, engaging, ...

Jack Nisbet is a writer, teacher, and naturalist. He is the author of several books, including The Collector and Sources of the River, the winner of the Washington Governor's Writers Award, the Murray Morgan Prize, and the Idaho Book of the Year. He lives in Spokane, Washington.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 19, 2011Publisher:University of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295991216

ISBN - 13:9780295991214

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Table of Contents

Preface to the 2011 EditionAcknowledgements

Puple Flat Top

Milk Run

Fourth of July

The Lord's Work

Carousel

Sportin' Life

Eagle Mine

Raven Talk

Sky People

Fossil Bowl

Sign

Cloudburst

Listening

Dance

The Opportunist

Earth People

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When a mining claim on a crumbling cliff of burnt-rose quartzite lured naturalist Jack Nisbet to the northeastern corner of Washington State in 1970, he began a search for an understanding of that open country through stories about the people who lived there and the everyday events he shared with them. Together, these vivid, engaging, and subtly humorous stories evoke the essence of this place.When a mining claim on a crumbling cliff of burnt-rose quartzite lured naturalist Jack Nisbet to the northeastern corner of Washington State in 1970, he began a search for an understanding of that open country through stories about the people who lived there and the everyday events he shared with them. Together, these vivid, engaging, and subtly humorous stories evoke the essence of this place.In Jack Nisbet, an unsung corner of the West has found its troubadour. - Ivan Doig