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  Books in the Garden: Nature- Friend or Adversary? (125-04-11-18)
Second Wednesdays April - September, noon - 1:30 p.m.: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12

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. Is nature a friend or adversary of humans? At times it can be hard to tell... As you encounter nature as it represented in this season's literature, you will discuss what motivates us to cooperate with or resist the forces of nature outside of our purview. You can find these works at your local library, or through online providers.

April: "Surfacing" by Margaret Atwood

May: "Garden Poems" edited by John Hollander

June: "The Summer Book" by Tove Jansson

July: "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway

August: "A Gentle Plea for Chaos" by Mirabel Osler

September: "Dry September" by William Faulkner and "The Flowers" by Alice Walker

Limit 24, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom

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