Please join me Monday, January 29, at 7 pm, for a discussion of The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams at Literati Bookstore, at 124 E. Washington St., in downtown Ann Arbor. Terry Tempest Williams is one of the contemporary American writers who has had a profound impact on my thinking about our relationship to “the fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.” That’s Aldo Leopold’s definition of land, and, though he published the words in 1949, they seem indispensible as we navigate a time when the things that make earth hospitable to life seem absent from so many so-called important conversations. In The Hour of Land Williams explores twelve different national parks or monuments–their landscapes and their memory-scapes. The Eco Book Club meets every other month and there is never any pressure to have read the book. Please visit Literati Bookstore’s website for more information.