"The Sustainable Book Club's book selection for April is Ann Pancake's "Strange As This Weather Has Been."
Based on interviews pertaining to actual events, this stirring debut novel centers on one family in a West Virginia coal mining town, the senseless destruction of their land by strip mining, and the cover-up of the illegal dumping of hazardous waste. Championing the protection of our environment, it will shake up readers to action and make them aware that what we're doing to this land is not only murder, it is suicide. "...Essential reading." Library Journal
From Kirkus Reviews: "Pancake, a Pushcart Prize-winner, offers a searing indictment of the coal industry in this memorable debut novel...This is the best kind of reportage fiction: evocative and meaningful."
Hosted tonight by the Chilmark Library, at the Chilmark Library. Please join us as we discuss books that examine our relationship with nature.
Everyone is Welcome!" (timspalding)