Literature of the Land

Join us for the spring 2018 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We’ll read three books over three months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. We delve into literature related to the land and to nature, discussing topics that may range from environmental issues to the culture of food and drink, from the American dust bowl to the cinnamon trees of Southeast Asia.

This spring we’ll be broadly discussing climate change and its current and future impact. We’ll look at it from the perspective of those who work the land and water, those who exploit it.

  • In March, we’ll begin with “Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change.”

  • In April, we’ll discuss “Heat & Light” by Jennifer Haigh.

  • In May, we’ll wrap up with “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert.


Registration is mandatory as attendance will be limited in number to allow for interactive discussion in a friendly group setting. The cost is $5 per session, $15 for all three sessions.