Books by John Daniel

GIFTED by John Daniel
Released: April 11, 2017

"An insightful though rambling stroll through the wilderness of adolescence and the Oregon woods."
Lyrical evocations of nature clash with shocking revelations of human nature in this coming-of-age story set in and around the deep woods of western Oregon in the 1990s. Read full book review >
Released: May 31, 2005

"Daniel's time alone is potent, a dilation on the amusements and scorchings of the simple life, and a distillation of the strange, human group that was his family."
A candid but polished sojourn into solitude and memory. Read full book review >
WINTER CREEK by John Daniel
Released: July 1, 2002

"'It is enough, it is plenty, to be a small parcel of Nature's becoming,' writes Daniel. In this reflective and polished text, he has very much insinuated himself into the process."
Poet, essayist, and memoirist Daniel (Looking After, 1996, etc.) charts his emergence as a writer and environmentalist. Read full book review >
LOOKING AFTER by John Daniel
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"In his relentless indulgence in self-examination, Daniel wears out his welcome long before the book's end, but his talent for fastidious apprehension cannot be dismissed."
Frankly autotherapeutic and, after a writerly start, wildly in need of pruning—though capable of uncommon felicity in rendering the nuances of a mother's dementia. Read full book review >
THE TRAIL HOME by John Daniel
Released: June 1, 1992

"A voice that's fresh, self-reflective, and free of cant: a welcome debut."
Thoughtful, plain-spoken nature essays, mostly about the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >