In celebration of Earth Day, please join us in welcoming nature writer Charles Finn, and OSU-Cascades Professors Jim Foster and Neil Browne.
In Wild Delicate Seconds, Charles Finn captures twenty-nine chance encounters with the everyday—and not so everyday—animals, birds, and insects of North America. There are no maulings or fantastic escapes in Finn's narratives—only stillness and attentiveness to beauty. With profundity, humor, and compassion, Finn pays homage to the creatures we share our world with —from black bears to bumble bees, mountain lions to muskrats—and, in doing so, touches on what it means to be human.
Jim Foster will be drawing on the books by Lawrence Goodwyn (The Populist Moment), Michael Kazin (The Populist Persuasion), and Jon Nixon (Hannah Arendt and The Politics of Friendship) in a discussion of how the concepts of promising and forgiving are key to reinventing American populist politics.
Neil Browne will be giving a talk entitled Grace and the Everyday in Marilyn Robinson's Gilead.
We hope you'll join us for a wondeful afternoon of discussion and ideas at the bookshop. Come ready to learn and share.