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January is a quiet month. Christmas things are packed away, the hustle of gatherings has slowed down and the pace of the new year has not yet begun. It’s time to read. Michael Pollan describes writing and gardening as “two ways of rendering the world in rows.” Both have a wonderful way of resolving things, of putting things right. Naturalist Ann Zwinger says she writes with the hope that her words will be “witnesses to grace and coherence.” And witnesses they are.