John Hanson Mitchell

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About me

Industry Environment
Occupation writer
Location Scratch Flat, United States
Introduction Author: Best known for a series known as the Scratch Flat Chronicles, which focuses on the natural and cultural history of a single square mile. John Hanson Mitchell is one of those writers who challenges book store owners; they're never sure in which sections to place his works. Subjects range from natural and human history to travel, memoir,biography, and Italian gardens, and a novel. He is the discoverer (as he claims) of Scratch Flat, a square mile tract of land northwest of Boston that he has used repeatedly to explore the various themes that obsess him. He is also editor of the environmental journal Sanctuary, published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Newest book: AN EDEN OF SORTS THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MY FERAL GARDEN (2013) Other books: THE LAST OF THE BIRD PEOPLE, (a novel). Available on line and hardcopy THE PARADISE OF ALL THESE PARTS: A NATURAL HISTORY OF BOSTON (2008), THE ROSE CAFE (2005), LOOKING FOR MR.GILBERT, FOLLOWING THE SUN, Plus the six books in the Scrach Flat Chronicles: CEREMONIAL TIME (1984), A FIELD GUIDE TO YOUR OWN BACKYARD (1986) WALKING TOWARDS WALDEN THE WILDEST PLACE ON EARTH TRESPASSING AN EDEN SORTS
Favorite Movies Black Orpheus
Favorite Music Bambuti Bark Hammers, J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations, Schubert E Flat Nocturne, J.S Bach, Musical Offering
Favorite Books The Rose Cafe, Following the Sun, Looking for Mr Gilbert, Dickens: A Child's History of England, Dickens:American Notes