Books by Janisse Ray

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Recommended for experienced gardeners—guerrilla or otherwise—and novices searching for alternatives to processed, corporatized food."
A naturalist's rally for the preservation of heirloom seeds amid the agricultural industry's increasing monoculture. Read full book review >
WILD CARD QUILT by Janisse Ray
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2003

"Though it ends with a grace note as her mother and father sow their land with longleaf, in essence it's an elegy for a ravaged place without a needle to its compass."
Evocative observations about her return to the southern family farm in an attempt to gather fragments and make her life whole. Read full book review >
ECOLOGY OF A CRACKER CHILDHOOD by Janisse Ray
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"Own it she does, with a gutsy, wholly original memoir of ragged grace and raw beauty."
Ray's redemptive story of an impoverished childhood brings to mind the novels of Dorothy Allison and the nature writing of Amy Blackmarr, but the stunning voice and vision are hers alone. Read full book review >