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SLT Reads December 2020

Dec 2020 10

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Thank you to those of you that have joined us previously in SLT Reads discussions. We have thoroughly enjoyed our conversations, and love seeing you all – virtually! SLT Reads will be taking a break for the month of November but hope you will join us for our December book club discussion. We will be reading Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild by Adrienne Ross Scanlan. This book not only touches on the elements that make up the Pacific Northwest, but also includes ways to restore our natural environment. In the rainy, cold months, it is important to find hope and remember our connections to nature and our role in restoration. We will have a chance to meet the author during our discussion.

Click Here to Sign Up for the December Book Club Discussion on December 10th at 5:30pm. Click here to add the event to your calendar.


The author, Adrienne Ross Scanlan is both a writer and a freelance developmental editor. Turning Homeward – Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild was a Washington State Book Award Finalist in 2017. Scanlan is also a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books, with a particular interest in books about nature and the environment. She lives north of Seattle in the Puget Sound suburbs with her husband and their daughter. Scanlan’s house, located on a former plant nursery, is surrounded by cedars, vine maples, and many other coniferous and deciduous trees, which adds to her inspiration to plant one thousand trees in her local area.

“In this beautiful book Adrienne Ross Scanlan seamlessly interweaves themes of life, place, science, and spirit. Feeling uprooted after moving to the west, she discovers the surest path to home: participation in the natural world. Bees, wrens, herons, turtles, and salmon become her guides. The stories she shares will inspire all readers to look more deeply at the wild in our midst, and in so doing, feel more connected to the places we live. But Scanlan doesn’t simply rest in the peace of nature. This book gently invites us all to delight in the natural world, yes, but also to participate fully in its repair and its wholeness.” - Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Crow Planet and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds

Join us on Thursday, December 10th at 5:30pm on Zoom for our discussion. We look forward to connecting with you all and hearing your thoughts about restoration in the Pacific Northwest. Click here to sign up, you will receive more information and a zoom meeting link after you register.

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