📖 August Book

posted Aug 13, 2018, 2:26 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library
Hello Book Club!  Our next meeting will be Thursday, August 30th at 7:30pm.  We will discuss The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.  Our September Book will be Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi - A completely unique and critical retelling of the Snow White fair tale, Helen Oyeyemi's Boy, Snow, Bird is a remarkable work of literature about race, identity, and family. Poignant and thoughtful, Boy, Snow, Bird is the beautifully written retelling you've never imagined...

Review of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes from GoodReads.com:

The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

Paperback, 364 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by W. W. Norton Company (first published March 7th 2017)
ISBN 0393355551 (ISBN13: 9780393355550)
Literary Awards: Helen Bernstein Book Award Nominee for Excellence in Journalism (2018), Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for History (2017), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Science & Technology (2017), J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award (2015)

Read On!

-Vanessa W. Stone
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