The VIUF Book Club for October will be held on October 31st after the church service on the Pulitzer prize winning book:
The Overstory by Richard Powers , W.W. Norton & Co, 2018.
This is a book about trees, but “it brings to life the greatest problems of our time—climate change and biodiversity collapse—and gets under our skin in a way that just reading about the science doesn’t always manage… a profound work,” says Rowan Hooper, New Scientist
(This is a fairly long book, so I would start reading it soon, to be able to discuss it on the 31st. It was highly recommended by Kiya Bodding.)
November’s Book club will be after church on November 28th and will be:
Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed edition, 2013.
“As the leading researcher in the field of biology, the author understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she intertwines these two modes of awareness—the analytic and the emotional, the scientific and the cultural—to ultimately reveal a path toward healing the rift that grows between people and nature. The woven essays that construct this book bring people back into conversation with all that is green and growing; a universe that never stopped speaking to us, even when we forgot how to listen.” Provided by the publisher.
(This book was recommended by Kate O’Hare and others in the congregation.)
All are welcome to the book discussions, whether you have finished reading the books or not!