The FLC Library Committee
The First Lutheran Book Club continues to meet on Zoom for thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selections. Please join us! Please contact Clint Bastin or Roger Steinke for more information.
Discussion Book: Upstream by Mary Oliver
September 28, 7:00 pm on Zoom
Discussion Leader: Pastor Berg
Upstream, is a collection of essays in which revered poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature. Emphasizing the significance of her childhood “friend” Walt Whitman, through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple, “a place to enter, and in which to feel".
A copy of the book will be available in the FLC library.
The Zoom link will be sent on September 27.
Discussion Book: Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
October 26, 7:00 pm on Zoom
Discussion Leader: Nora Strothman
“The only constants in nature are change and death. Terry Tempest Williams, a naturalist and writer from northern Utah, has seen her share of both. 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.”
The Zoom link will be sent on October 25.
Copies of Book Club books are available in the FLC Library.
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