February Book Club selection

Passage to JuneauThe JLT Natural History Society Book Club will meet at 3:30 pm on Monday, February 24 to discuss Passage to Juneau, by Jonathan Raban.

With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult and often treacherous water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat. But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest’s Indians and its first European explorers– between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss.

“A work of great beauty and inexhaustible fervor.” —The Washington Post Book World

For directions and RSVPs, please contact Pat at JLTnatural@saveland.org