On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson is the first major biography of Rachel Carson, and was written by Minnesota’s very own William Souder (former Senior Editor of MSP Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, and author of A Plague of Frogs, which followed the investigation of outbreaks of deformed frogs across North America, and Under a Wild Sky, a biography of John James Audubon which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize).
The book is being published on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, regarded as one of the most important books published in the last century, and focuses deeply on how Carson’s life informed and inspired that book. While the next few weeks will feature reviews in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and on the Diane Rehm Show, this publication event, here at the Open Book, will be the first opportunity for the public to learn about and purchase the work. Here’s a link to the book, and to a few pages on Carson’s life and legacy. And here’s Bill’s bio.