True Story Book Group: "The Sun is a Compass" (Virtual)

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Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction.

This month's selection is available in print format at the Library (place a hold by calling 847.810.4610 or visiting our online catalog) and as an eBook and eAudiobook on Libby/Overdrive.

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This month's selection:
"The Sun is a Compass" by Caroline Van Hemert

Book summary:
In March of 2012, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe. Together, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace -- migrating birds silhouetted against the moon, the steamy breath of caribou, and the bond that comes from sharing such experiences.

A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, The Sun is a Compass explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of the creatures who make their homes in the wildest places left in North America. Inspiring and beautifully written, this love letter to nature is a lyrical testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Winner of the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition.

This event is virtual and will take place on Zoom

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