November Book Club Selection

November selection

November selection

Meet the author!

The Natural History Society Reading Group will meet at 3:30 to 5:00 pm, on Monday, November 25 to discuss Closer to the Ground, by Dylan Tomine. We’re delighted that local author/naturalist Tomine will join us for this meeting!

For RSVPs and directions please email Janell:

This compelling, masterfully written tale follows Dylan Tomine and his family through four seasons as they hunt chanterelles, fish for salmon, dig clams and gather at the kitchen table, mouths watering, to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Closer to the Ground captures the beauty and surprise of the natural world—and the ways it teaches us how to live—with humor, gratitude and a nose for adventure as keen as a child’s. It is a book filled with weather, natural history and many delicious meals.

“…an eloquent chronicle of a likable family’s attempt to live a more nature-centric life…Tomine writes with respect and humor…refreshingly unsanctimonious…a lovely homage to the oldest seductress around: Mother Nature.” —The Washington Post