Examine the natural world with readings and discussions made possible by a grant from Humanities New York. A six-part series in partnership with the Rye Historical Society.

Developed by award-winning author and environmentalist Rick Bass. Engage with perspectives that capture the complicated relationship Americans have with the land and the living things around them.

Sundays at 3 pm at the Rye Free Reading Room unless other indicated. Check the online events calendar for exact locations. Book will be available at the front desk for borrowing and reading in advance of discussions.

Schedule of Readings:

Feb 23An Unreasonable Woman, by Diane Wilson. The battle against pollution on the Gulf Coast of South Texas from the viewpoint of a female shrimper.
Mar 15Grizzly Years, by Doug Peacock. The study of grizzly bears in Montana & Wyoming by a Vietnam veteran who has become a leading environmental authority.
Apr 5:  The Ninemile Wolves, by Rick Bass. The exploration of the relationship between humans and wildlife by following the travels of one wolf pack in the West.
Apr 26:  Red Tails in Love, by Marie Winn. The account of the efforts of a New York City group to protect a pair of red-tailed hawks attempting to nest on Fifth Avenue. (At the Rye Historical Society.)
May 17: The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie Jr. The story of a man’s adventures down the Missouri River in the 19th century.
June 7:   Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner. About life on the Western frontier. (At the Rye Historical Society.)

Event Location: Community Meeting Room
Sponsored by Rye Free Reading Room