Brown Bag Books for May and June 2020

The Brown Bag Books group will discuss “The Dutch House:  A Novel by Anne Patchett (fiction) on May 5th at noon via Zoom.  

“The April BBB selections “The Dutch House:  A Novel by Anne Patchett (fiction).  It is a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.  It is a story of paradis lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.”  Amazon.

Please join us on May 5th via Zoom to discuss this unusual story.  

In June, the Brown Bags Books group will discuss “The Carry Home” by Gary Ferguson (Non Fiction).  

“The nature writing of Ferguson arises out of intimate experience…he trekked  500 miles through Yellowstone…followed through the seasons the first 14 wolves released into Yellowstone National Park…This book is both a moving celebration of the outdoor life shared between Gary and his wife Jane, who died tragically in a canoeing accident in northern Ontario in 2005, and a chronicle of the mending, uplifting power of nature.  Confronting his unthinkable loss, he set out to fulfill Jane’s final wish:  the scattering of her ashes in 5 remote, wild locations they loved and shared.  The act of the carry home allows Ferguson the opportunity to ruminate on their life together as well as explore deeply the impactful presence of nature in all of our lives… The book offers a powerful glimpse into how the natural world can be a critical prompt for moving through cycles of immeasurable grief, how bereavement can turn to wonder, and how one man rediscovered himself in the process of saying goodbye.:  (Amazon)  

Please join us on Zoom on June 2nd  at noon to discuss this fascinating and moving book. 

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