Archive for August, 2016

The Return

The Return
Writer Hisham Matar gained international recognition with his debut novel, In the Country of Men, which uses the perspective of a nine-year-old boy to show life in Libya following the 1969 revolution. Under dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya entered an oppressive, terrifying regime, which banished and murdered critics and committed brutal war crimes, leaving the country
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An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams

An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams
Equal parts memoir, natural history and ecology manifesto, Terry Tempest Williams’ book The Hour of Land honors the centennial our national parks by exploring why the protected, wild lands matter to the soul of America. In this interview, the ever-gracious Williams describes her favorite national park and defines the elusive “hour of land” for the
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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Kindly contributed by award-winning writer Heather Hansen. To celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, Hansen relates its wonderful 100-year history in her new book Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears: 100 Years of National Park Service. She interviewed dozens of people and traveled to many of the country’s great parks, telling
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The National Parks Centennial

The National Parks Centennial
August marks the centennial celebration of America’s national parks. “What is the relevance of our national parks in the twenty-first century?” award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams wonders in her insightful new collection of essays, The Hour of Land, “and how might these public commons bring us back home to a united states of humility?” Reading
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