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Book group members

Close to Nature Book Group

Established in the autumn of 2009, the WVWA Close to Nature Book Group has explored a variety of topics. The group meets about five times each year in members’ private homes.

Discussions are lively, focused and integrated with external information and digital resources.

Book selections are nonfiction and topics vary but are all “close to nature”.

If you are interested in joining the group, contact Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski at suzanne@wvwa.org 

Complete Reading List (2/2017)

Bringing Nature Home-  Douglas Tallamy

Cold- Bill Streever

Noah’s Garden- Sarah Stein

Sand County Almanac- Aldo Leopold

The Wild Trees- Richard Preston

Tomatoland- Barry Estabrook

The Bucolic Plague- Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Omnivore’s Dilemma- Michael Pollan

Flower Confidential- Amy Stewart

Woodswoman- Anne LaBastille

Last Child in the Woods- Richard Louv

Botany of Desire- Michael Pollan

Of a Feather-  Scott Weidensaul

Crow Planet- Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Deeply Rooted- Lisa Hamilton

The Elephant Whisperer- Lawrence Anthony

1493- Charles Mann

Death at Seaworld- David Kirby

The History of the World in Six Glasses- Tom Standage

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek- Amy Dillard

The Good Good Pig- Sy Montgomery

Into Thin Air- Jon Krakauer

The Lorax- Dr. Suess

Wesley the Owl- Stacey O'Brien

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer- Novella Carpenter

The Wild Out Your Window- Sy Montgomery

Desert Solitare- Edward Abbey

Mountain Voices- Doug Mayer

Second Nature- Michael Pollan

Selected Poems- Mary Oliver

The Forest Unseen- David G. Haskell

The Fastest Things on Wings, Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood- Terry Masear

The Snow Leopard- Peter Matthiessen

H is for Hawk- Helen Macdonald

Shadow Mountain- Renee Askins