Virtual Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

Join bookseller Jessica and imagine the generosity of geese with a discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer-  a book Jessica says "will save the world."

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, a mother, and 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 a rich braid of 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 a wider 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.

To register click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpf-moqz0pHt3w17TYy_ww3X7defO_oCLG  Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Our Book Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6pm. All book clubs and events will be held virtually via Zoom for the foreseeable future. We're always happy to see new faces, and there's no month-to-month obligation. Please join us for a fun, casual discussion, and enjoy some refreshments - BYOB.

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Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781571311771
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

Event address: 
Country Bookshelf
28 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715