Sonoma County Regional Parks invites you to join us for Wild Words Book Club. Cozy up with a good book as we explore the magical world of nature through literature. The book club will meet virtually once a month to discuss the reading. Registration is required for this free event. For more information, contact Ellie Muelrath by email at Elspeth.Muelrath@sonoma-county.org
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Friday, March 5, 3-4 p.m.
In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humor and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience.
The Outermost House by Henry Beston
Friday, April 2, 3-4 p.m.
A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the mysterious beauty of his surroundings that he found he "could not go." Instead, he sat down to try to capture in words the wonders of the magical landscape he found himself in thrall to.
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Friday, May 7, 3-4 p.m.
In Half Broke Horses, Walls brings us the story of her grandmother, Lily, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible and triumphant. By age 6, Lily was helping her father break horses. At 15, she left home to teach in a frontier town – riding 500 miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds – against women, Native Americans and anyone else who didn't fit the mold. Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults, destined to become a classic.