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Dust to Dust

A Memoir

Benjamin Busch, Jamie Rennell (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/10/2016)
Paperback (3/19/2013)
Hardcover (3/20/2012)

April 2012 Indie Next List

“In this powerful memoir, Busch muses on life both concrete and abstract. He traces his life - as a boy, a marine, a son, a father, an actor - through a prism of materials: stone, ash, water, blood, and bone. Each chapter is a different view into the same life, taking us deeper and deeper, letting us up to breathe, then pulling us back down to the heart of things. No matter if he's rebuilding a farmhouse in Michigan or training marines in North Carolina, Busch focuses completely on the moment and takes us there, and then connects us back to the wide world. A book to savor, to appreciate, and to be changed by.”
— Kate Reynolds, Colgate Bookstore, Hamilton, NY
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Description

Dust to Dust is an extraordinary memoir about life and landscape, mortality and memory, the farm and the battlefield, the adventures of childhood and the revelations of adulthood. Writing with enormous poignancy, Benjamin Busch, a decorated US Marine Corps infantry officer and the son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch, has crafted a lasting book about our place in time to stand with the finest work of Tim O'Brien or Annie Dillard.From his pastoral childhood in rural New York to Marine training in North Carolina, Ukraine, and California; from a boyhood of fort building and exploration to deployment during the worst of the war in Iraq, in Dust to Dust Busch offers much more than a war memoir. Here is an unforgettable meditation on life and loss, the longing for the elemental and the call of the wild, and how the curious children we were remain alive in us all.

Made for Success, 9781538447123

Publication Date: April 3, 2018