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Kestrel Reads Book Discussion: “Bewilderment”
February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’ most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?”
Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Read or listen to Bewilderment, then meet up to discuss it on Wednesday, February 7, 6:30-8:00 PM at the Kestrel House in Amherst. The discussion will be moderated by Kestrel member Cheri LeBlond.
Like so many of the arts, the written word has the power to inform but also to reach the heart. Book clubs expand on this experience by providing a common, respectful, creative space to listen and be heard, as well as to amiably disagree. Book lovers who share and explore ideas with each other become better readers, writers, and collaborators. Unpacking a good book deepens and enriches the story or content, giving you insights you’ll carry into the next read, creative endeavor, or conversation.
About the Moderator: Often lost in a good book, Cheri LeBlond has moderated book clubs for almost 10 years. A former bookstore owner, she’s had the pleasure of exploring the joys and pitfalls of storytelling with avid readers, dedicated writers, and persnickety publishers. Formerly of Kansas City, she now resides in Amherst and is delighted to live in the trees and walk Kestrel’s many trails.
We encourage both new and past participants to join us! Registration required for each quarterly discussion group. Limited to 15 participants with sliding-scale donation.