Wisdom, beauty of fences in new book

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The cover of Hamilton’s book “Fences in the Landscape Talk — Are We Listening?” boasts an image Larry Hamilton took in Austria, according to editor Linda Hamilton.

A year after his death, former Charlotte Tree Warden Larry Hamilton is poised to delight his neighbors and make new acquaintances through a new book assembled and edited by his wife, Linda Hamilton.

“Fences in the Landscape Talk — Are We Listening?” is dubbed a “whimsical photographic essay” and its launch is set for Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Library, 115 Ferry Road.

The photos and commentary are Larry’s work. Linda’s role was curator of his collection of almost 70 years. “With his photos from around the world, it rings with Larry’s enthusiastic voice – and it will change the way you think about fences,” Linda said. “Larry invites you to pause and listen for the interesting stories fences can tell about the landscape and the people who built them. As you observe and reflect, you may see parallels between the physical fences we build and the psychological and cultural barriers we erect between ourselves.”

Visit with Linda over refreshments. Copies will be for sale. Co-sponsored by Flying Pig Bookstore and Charlotte Library.

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