What’s better than a night under a starry sky, by a warm fire, with great food and a good book?
Darien Library, Barrett Bookstore, Darien Land Trust, and Darien Nature Center are excited to host a unique book group for Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert. Join Kiera Parrott, director of Darien Library, at the Darien Nature Center on Oct. 28 for an enlightening discussion.
— an announcement from Darien Library
Elizabeth Kolbert’s highly anticipated new book, Under a White Sky, is a powerful and resonant exploration of human innovation. Kolbert travels the globe to explore cutting-edge projects spearheaded by maverick scientists and researchers.
Her research leads her from a plant in Iceland where carbon dioxide is being turned into stone to the halls of Harvard, where researchers are contemplating shooting tiny diamond particles into the stratosphere to lower the temperature of the earth (potentially leading to white skies where we currently see blue—hence the book’s title).
Under a White Sky has been shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation.
About Elizabeth Kolbert
Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize.
For her work at The New Yorker, where she’s a staff writer, she has received two National Magazine Awards and the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Kolbert lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.
If You’re Going …
This program will take place at the Darien Nature Center on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Register on Darien Library’s website, here.
Light refreshments will be served.
Participants can pick up a copy of Under a White Sky to borrow at the library on the hold shelf at the Welcome Desk under the name “Registered Book Group: Under a White Sky” or purchase their own copy from Barrett Bookstore.