Book Club: Let’s Talk About Place and Story
Expand your knowledge of environmentalism and conservation in this laid-back, reading-and-discussion book club series, while connecting with new people. Through fiction and non-fiction, readers will engage with perspectives that capture the complicated relationship Americans have with the land and living things around them.
Join environmental educator Troy Thompson as he leads stimulating conversations over the course of five sessions, during which readings and helpful guides will be distributed. Excerpts will be chosen according to the themes and questions that will be discussed. Borrow one book at a time from the Museum, take it home, and return it at the end of the next session. Repeat attendance is encouraged but not required—jump in anytime!
Recommended for older teens and adults. Light refreshments will be served.
- November 9: Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
- November 16: Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
- December 14: An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos and Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, by Diane Wilson
- December 21: An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos and Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, by Diane Wilson
- January 5: Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park, by Marie Winn
This program, which is free and open to the public with museum admission, is made possible through the support of Humanities New York’s Reading and Discussion Program.