Though they might well be, these are not the ponderings of someone too long subjected to the lonely deprivations of the Covid-19 pandemic; they are the thoughts of Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson, returned to his spare apartment after an unbearably long day and a half spent caring for his pregnant, homeless, drug-addicted daughter early in Silence of the Grave.
Jane pleasantly surprised by the book she grabbed from the Take-One-Leave-One shelves in downtown Andes.
Robert Macfarlane is a British nature writer – Above all, MacFarlane is struck by the realization of how far we have become estranged from the natural environment.
Yuval Noah Harari’s global best-seller Sapiens has cut a wide swath through the world of thinking people since it appeared in 2015……………………
BOOK REVIEW: Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer — April 2020
Written from a native American point of view, Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) is one of the most unusual books Jane has ever read.