The Wednesday Night Book Group is discussing “The Anthropocene Reviewed” by John Greene on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm. This will be an in-person/Zoom meeting.
A collection of essays adapted & expanded from his critically acclaimed podcast; combines history, science & memoir; the main focus is how human activity has profoundly shaped the planet & its biodiversity. “Anthropocene” is a geological term that refers to the period of the past 12,000 years or so, during which human activity “has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity.”
Upcoming Reading Selections:
October 11 – “The Light We Carry” by Michelle Obama
Non-fiction – 336 pages
The former first lady’s new book is a manifesto for thriving in a world that too often says you aren’t good enough. There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux.
November 8 – “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka
Historical fiction, 2002 – 144 pages
In 1942, like thousands of Japanese Americans, a family is uprooted from their home and sent to an internment camp in Utah. The story is told from the perspective of four family members.