Morning Book Club with Linda

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

This group reads a wide selection of mainstream fiction and some nonfiction. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 11am. in-person at the store. Please join us even if you may not have read the book. We always welcome comments in our discussions. Just remember - there will be spoilers!

For more information click here to visit the book club webpage.

 

June Selection

In June we will be discussing Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise" (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings--asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass--offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

 

Leader of the In-Person Group: Linda (she/her)
Contact: auntiesbooks@gmail.com
Book Club Website: https://www.auntiesbooks.com/aunties-morning-book-club

Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 West Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Books: 
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

A New York Times bestseller
A Washington Post bestseller
A Los Angeles Times bestseller
Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub
A Book Riot "Favorite Summer Read of 2020"