Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for Where The Wild Books Are, a book club meeting! During this meeting we will be discussing Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray.
Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along U.S. Highway 1, hidden from Florida-bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown-out tires. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped in religious fundamentalism grew into a passion to save the almost vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that once covered the South. In language at once colloquial, elegiac, and informative, Ray redeems two Souths. “Suffused with the same history-haunted sense of loss that imprints so much of the South and its literature. What sets Ecology of a Cracker Childhood apart is the ambitious and arresting mission implied in its title. . . . Heartfelt and refreshing.” – The New York Times Book Review
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. For any additional information please email Hannah Schiller at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our list-serve, or join the Facebook Group.Where The Wild Books Are: CLC Book Club group on Facebook!