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Books in the Garden: Nature in Three Genres (125-10-11-17)
Second Wednesdays, October - December, noon - 1:30 p.m.
October 11, November 8, December 13

Toni McNaron, Ph.D., award-winning professor emerita of English, University of Minnesota

Join other literature aficionados for thoughtful discourse over a cup of tea or coffee. In this season's series, Toni will lead you to experience nature through the lens of different genres. You will leave with a new perspective on nature and literature!
  • October (genre: poetry) "The Deserted Garden" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and "The Wild Swans at Coole" by William Butler Yeats
  • November (genre: non-fiction) "The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery 
  • December (genre: novel) "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather
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