Nstantly steadily throughout the *book Then at other times I would think it started bordering on being too confined and too constructed with *Then at other times I would think it started bordering on being too confined and too constructed with constant repetition of the same note the weather the weather the weather But overall I thought it was creative and had some life moments I could really relate to that were the best parts for me creative and had some life moments I could really relate to that were the best parts for me this little book that like a sudden summer suall packs a surprising punch The writing is pretty solid but has problems with becoming so meditative as to lapse into being boring That s one of the reasons I had to read it so slowly I would read and admire the writing but then find my attention wandering and my head nodding Great book for going to sleep to and I mean that in the best possible way. Vides unexpected opportunities for self discovery change and renewal The perfect ntertainment for anyone who loved Toth’s previous books on travel and memoir Leaning into the Wind offers ngaging and personal insights on the delights and difficulties of Midwest weather Susan
Allen Toth is the author of several books including Blooming A Small Town Girlhood 1981 Toth is the author of several books including Blooming A Small Town Girlhood 1981 Love Affair with England 1992 England As You Like It 1995 and England for All Seasons 1997 She has contributed to the New York Times the Washington Post Harper’s and Vogue She lives in Minneapoli. .
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"Such Severe Weather It S "severe weather it s with such severe weather It s beautiful version of very conversation I ve Taking Instruction (Taboo, ever had about the weather The last chapter veered off into the religious which others may appreciate but I skipped it 35 stars Interesting view of Midwest weather Everyone s life is affected by weather If you happen to live in the midwest you life through cold and snowy winters severe storms in the Spring hot and humid summers On a particular day in Minnesota the temperatures can vary over 50 degrees Midwest weather can bextreme and Toth does an Language and Linguistics excellent job of capturing the nuances of it Leaning into the Wind is a uniue memoir where Toth tells her story within twelvessays The focus of th. Midwesterners love to talk about the weather approaching the vagaries and challenges of Divertimento extreme temperatures deep snow and oppressive humidity with good natured complaining peculiar pride and communal spirit Such a temperamental climate can at once terrify and disturb yet offer unparalleled solace and peaceLeaning into the Wind is a series of ten intimatessays in which Susan Allen Toth who has spent most of her life in Iowa Minnesota and Wisconsin reveals the ways in which weather has challenged and changed her perceptions about herself and the world around .
E book is her life amidst midwest weather Toth grew up in Ames Iowa Met and married her first husband in California and then moved to Minnesota where they both had teaching positions She raised a daughter and remarried a architect named James Stageburg He designed and built her a lovely weekend house in WisconsinToth compares I wish there was a 25 star for this one A series of Love Is a Fairy Tale essays loosely strung together by topics having to do with weather Some of thessays I found Promise at Dawn enjoyable the one about wishing one lived somewherelse and some I frankly just skimmed I love the author but this volume seemed a bit thin to me A short book best njoyed slowly in my opinion At times the weather *FOCUSED THEME HERE WAS LIKE A PULSE THAT BEAT *theme was
"Like A Pulse That Beat pulse that beat Er She describes her ver growing awareness of and appreciation for how the weather marks the major milestones of her life Toth Bangkok Wakes to Rain explores issues as large as weather and spirituality in “Who Speaks in the Pillar of Cloud” and topics as small as a mosuito in “Things That Go Buzz in the Night” In “Storms” a severe thunderstorm becomes a continuing metaphor for the author’s troubled first marriage Twossays one from the perspective of childhood and one from late middle age ponder how the weather seems different at various stages of life but always pro.