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Janisse Ray is an American writer and naturalist born in Baxley, Georgia. Her first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, recounts her experiences growing up in a junkyard, the daughter of a poor, white, fundamentalist family. Her recent works include Wild Card Quilt and Pinhook. Ray has also been a contributor to Audubon, Orion, and other magazines, as well as a commentator for NPR’s Living on Earth. An environmental activist, she has campaigned on behalf of the Altamaha River and the Moody Swamp.

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