Winter Pasture

The winter pasture isn't a particular place. It's the name of all the land used by the
nomads during the winter, stretching south uninterrupted from the vast rocky
desert south of the Ulungur River all the way to the northern desert boundary of
the ...

Winter Pasture

Winter Pasture

"Deeply moving...full of humor, introspection and glimpses into a vanishing lifestyle." --The New York Times Book Review Winner of the People's Literature Award, WINTER PASTURE has been a bestselling book in China for several years. Li Juan has been widely lauded in the international literary community for her unique contribution to the narrative non-fiction genre. WINTER PASTURE is her crowning achievement, shattering the boundaries between nature writing and personal memoir. Li Juan and her mother own a small convenience store in the Altai Mountains in Northwestern China, where she writes about her life among grasslands and snowy peaks. To her neighbors' surprise, Li decides to join a family of Kazakh herders as they take their 30 boisterous camels, 500 sheep and over 100 cattle and horses to pasture for the winter. The so-called "winter pasture" occurs in a remote region that stretches from the Ulungur River to the Heavenly Mountains. As she journeys across the vast, seemingly endless sand dunes, she helps herd sheep, rides horses, chases after camels, builds an underground home using manure, gathers snow for water, and more. With a keen eye for the understated elegance of the natural world, and a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor, Li vividly captures both the extraordinary hardships and the ordinary preoccupations of the day-to-day of the men and women struggling to get by in this desolate landscape. Her companions include Cuma, the often drunk but mostly responsible father; his teenage daughter, Kama, who feels the burden of the world on her shoulders and dreams of going to college; his reticent wife, a paragon of decorum against all odds, who is simply known as "sister-in-law." In bringing this faraway world to English language readers here for the first time, Li creates an intimate bond with the rugged people, the remote places and the nomadic lifestyle. In the signature style that made her an international sensation, Li Juan transcends the travel memoir genre to deliver an indelible and immersive reading experience on every page.

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Winter Pasture
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Li Juan
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-23 - Publisher: Thinkingdom

"Deeply moving...full of humor, introspection and glimpses into a vanishing lifestyle." --The New York Times Book Review Winner of the People's Literature Award, WINTER PASTURE has been a bestselling book in China for several years. Li Juan has been widely lauded in the international literary community for her unique contribution
Winter Pasture
Language: un
Pages: 320
Authors: Li Juan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-23 - Publisher: Astra Publishing House

"An award-winning travel memoir from China documents how the author, a girl from the Altai Mountains, joined a Kazakh family of camel, sheep and cattle herders during their winter pasture migration from the Ulungur River to the Heavenly Mountains"--
Palatability Trials of Winter Pasture Crops, and Effect of Phosphate Fertilizers on Palatability
Language: en
Pages: 10
Authors: Hi Williamson Staten
Categories: Dairy cattle
Type: BOOK - Published: 1949 - Publisher:

Books about Palatability Trials of Winter Pasture Crops, and Effect of Phosphate Fertilizers on Palatability
Oats for Grain, Winter Pasture and Other Uses
Language: en
Pages: 20
Authors: Irvin Milburn Atkins
Categories: Oats
Type: BOOK - Published: 1959 - Publisher:

Books about Oats for Grain, Winter Pasture and Other Uses
Rye Grass and Crimson Clover for Winter Pasture
Language: en
Pages: 30
Authors: Joseph Paul LaMaster
Categories: Crimson clover
Type: BOOK - Published: 1950 - Publisher:

Books about Rye Grass and Crimson Clover for Winter Pasture

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