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SLT Reads - March

Thank you to all have joined us for previous book club discussions! We are excited to announce our next book selection. For a discussion in March, we will be reading The Sun is a Compass by Caroline Van Hemert.

In March of 2012, she and her husband set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest in Bellingham, WA to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe.

During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Worried that she was losing her passion for scientific research she was compelled to experience wildness again, to be guided by the sounds of birds and to follow the trails of animals.

A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, The Sun is a Compass explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of the creatures who make their homes in the wildest places left in North America. Inspiring and beautifully written, this love letter to nature is a lyrical testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

Join us on Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:30pm-7:00pm for a group discussion on Zoom. Click here to sign up. You will receive more information and a zoom meeting link after you register.

Where to Purchase The Sun is a Compass:

Support Local Businesses:

Watermark Books - Anacortes

Pelican Bay Books and Coffeehouse - Anacortes

Village Books - Bellingham

Barnes and Noble

And online:

Book Shop - Supports independent book stores!

Amazon – remember to shop on Amazon Smile and a portion of the proceeds will go to Skagit Land Trust

Also, always check your local library and used bookstores!

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