Please join us for a reading by Trevor Herriot (The Economy of Sparrows) and Emily Paskevics (Half-Wild and Other Stories of Encounter)! This event is open to the public.
More on The Economy of Sparrows:
Herriot draws on his wealth of knowledge of the natural world to craft the remarkable story of Nell, a woman contending with the traumas of her past, the isolation of her present, and the dread instilled by ongoing ecological devastation—until she fosters young Carmelita, who makes her see the world with new eyes.
“. . .The Economy of Sparrows, Trevor Herriot’s exquisite, cataclysmic novel, makes us question our earnest assumptions about the role of Homo sapiens in the natural world.”
—Wayne Grady, author of Pandexicon and The Good Father
More on Half-Wild and Other Stories of Encounter:
In her stories, Emily Paskevics subtly subverts traditional nature writing: the forest is burning, rivers are flooding, and the exploitation of land looms large. At a time when human-animal sharing of territory is more fraught than ever, these enthralling tales challenge us to consider how our own existence intersects with the wild creatures we share the earth with, and to understand our place in a threatened ecosystem. This stunning collection explores intergenerational connection, home, and healing amid overwhelming ecological change.
“Emily Paskevics’ wilderness is a land apart. . . Her characters, often bent on escape, are neither welcomed nor absolved, but find wonder and meaning in a world that is struggling to survive.”
—Dianne Warren, author of Cool Water and The Diamond House