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Kestrel Reads Book Discussion Group: “The Trees in My Forest”

November 29, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“These passionate observations of a place ‘where the subtle matters and the spectacular distracts’ superbly mix memoir and science.” — The New York Times

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.

Bernd Heinrich is professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont and the author of numerous books, including Winter World, Mind of the Raven (winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Natural History Writing), and Bumblebee Economics (a National Book Award nominee).

Registration required for each quarterly discussion group. Limited to 15 participants.

We encourage both new and former participants to join us for each session!



November 29, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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