Night Magic

Adventures Among Glowworms, Moon Gardens, and Other Marvels of the Dark
by Leigh Ann Henion

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On this imperiled planet, nature’s magic still exists, often in the places we least expect it.

Night Magic is a glorious celebration of the dark! New York Times bestselling nature writer Leigh Ann Henion makes the case for embracing night as a profoundly beautiful part of the world we inhabit—and she invites...
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Published By Algonquin Books

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 336

Publication Date 09/24/2024

ISBN 9781643753362

Dimensions 5.5 inches x 8.25 inches

"A dazzling reminder of what it means to take stock of our planet's night wisdom, and a prescient reminder to let your vision ripen at night. And if you do—you'll understand why we need more evenings full of foxfire and ‘mothapaloozas.’ In this vivid book, Henion renders our night world with profound care and discovery. Prepare to be enchanted. Prepare to love the darkness.”

— Aimee Nezhukumatathil, New York Times bestselling author of World of Wonders

Night Magic is an illuminating exploration of the dark. Beautifully written, often moving, and full of wonder.”

— Richard Louv, international bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods and Our Wild Calling

"Leigh Ann Henion has illuminated the natural treasures that live by night. Moths, fireflies, owls, and much more are brought to attention in these pages with the hope that we can put aside our fear of the dark and experience what happens during a full half of our stay on earth. Night Magic is a beautiful journey."

— Douglas W. Tallamy, New York Times bestselling author of Nature’s Best Hope and Bringing Nature Home

“A thrilling exploration of a world that waits for us behind the lights.”

— Tristan Gooley, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and How to Read a Tree

“Brilliant. Leigh Ann Henion is an inspiring and wise guide not only to the biological marvels of night, but also to the communities of people who celebrate and protect the rich life of the dark. Beyond fear of the dark is wonder, vividly evoked in these pages.”

— David George Haskell, author of Sounds Wild and Broken, The Songs of Trees, and The Forest Unseen

Praise for Phenomenal:

“What a cool and fascinating ride. Leigh Ann Henion has tackled one of the great questions of contemporary, intelligent, adventurous women: Is it possible to be a wife and mother and still explore the world? Her answer seems to be that this is not only possible, but essential. This story shows how. I think it will open doors for many.”
-- Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

"A moving and original memoir about the search for transcendence in moments both large and small." 
-- Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation

“Leigh Ann Henion’s exhilarating book (and life!) is everything the title suggests and more. Reading Phenomenal will give you courage—courage to explore the world we live in, and further, courage to explore your self. With moments of breath-stealing beauty, wild intelligence, and unrelenting honesty, Phenomenal is a true gift for everyone who’s ever been curious.”
-- Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness

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