Online Book Discussion Group
We generally meet via Zoom on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm for about an hour. A reminder email and the Zoom link is sent prior to each meeting. Members choose which book to read next.
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Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.
Previous books have included (in no particular order):
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach
The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow
Educated by Tara Westover
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Search by Michelle Huneven
Uncanny Valley by Anna Weiner
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder
The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist by Dorothy Day
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner