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CANCELLED Book Club #2: Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CFPA Headquarters
16 Meriden Road
Middlefield, Connecticut 06481
Event Type: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are forced to cancel this meeting of the CFPA Book Club. We apologize for any inconvenience.

All are welcome and encouraged to join CFPA's book club. Meetings are held in the evenings at CFPA's headquarters in Rockfall, CT. The books we read explore themes such as environmental justice, land conservation, human connection to the environment, environmental policy and more. We will meet upstairs in CFPA's library, or in the downstairs meeting room depending on the number of folks who attend. Please bring a snack or dish to share.

Book for May 2nd gathering: Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, by Terry Tempest Williams

Summary:  In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. As it interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, Refuge transforms tragedy into a document of renewal and spiritual grace, resulting in a work that has become a classic.


Parking Information: 
Parking is available at CFPA headquarters
Inclement Weather: 
postpones to TBD
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Emma Kravet