April 2016 Book Selection

The Sea Runners coverJefferson Land Trust Natural History Society’s book club selection for April is The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig.  We will meet on Monday, April 25, 2016, from 3:30-5:00.  E-mail Jean at jltnatural@saveland.org to RSVP and for location.

The Sea Runners is based on an actual incident in 1853.  It is the gripping survival tale of four indentured servants who escape their Russian Alaska work camp in a stolen canoe, only to face a harrowing journey down the Pacific Northwest coast.  The men battle high seas and fierce weather from New Archangel (Sitka), Alaska, to Astoria, Oregon, struggling to avoid hostile Indians, fending off starvation and exhaustion.  This is master storyteller Doig’s first novel.