Join us for our third session of our Eco-book group as New Harmony continues to cultivate community beyond the growing season by having a discussion inspired by Barbara Kingsolver's new book Flight Behavior. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet imaginative and thoughtful people who share common ground of their concern for our environment. Our reading selections suggested by the group and have covered a wide variety of environmentally themed fiction and non-fiction books topics have included: the water industry, global warming, organic and non-organic meat and vegetable production, creating resilient communities in the aftermath of disaster and visionary readings for a more sustainable world. Feel free to bring beverages and food to share while we discuss in January's session, Barbara Kingsolver's new book Flight Behavior. We will be meeting and shareholder Cindy Schartman's home at 45 Lime St.( Lime is right off of High St. in the South End) Newburyport at 7 PM on Thursday, January 10. You may call Cindy at 978-491-7867 if you have questions or need directions.

Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.

Reading the book is not required for you to participate and suggestions for future readings are always welcome. February's selection will be The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Please contact eco book group leader edwinagoodhue@hotmail.com or erinstack@comcast.net to let us know about your interest in attending.

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