LSR Preserve Hosts Third Book Club Discussion

November 2, 2009
Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott extends an invitation to local residents to join an upcoming Laurance S. Rockefeller (LSR) Preserve book club discussion on Vintage Lopez, a book containing essays and short stories by author Barry Lopez. The book club discussion will take place Thursday, November 19, from 4 - 6 p.m. on the historic Murie Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. This event is being co-hosted by The Murie Center; the Teton County Library Foundation has offered to provide complimentary copies of Vintage Lopez to the first ten people that R.S.V.P. to attend the discussion.

In an effort to inspire a spirit of conversation stewardship, the LSR Preserve book club was created this past summer and designed to explore literature that examines our connection to the natural world. This will be the third LSR Preserve book club discussion. This session coincides with the Teton County Library and Library Foundation's “Page to Podium” speaker series—featuring Barry Lopez—which is scheduled for December 3, 2009 in Jackson, Wyoming.

Barry Lopez is an essayist, author, and short-story writer. He is the author of Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men, Field Notes, Resistance, and Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape. His essays are collected in Crossing Open Ground, About This Life, and Vintage Lopez—a collection of five essays, an excerpt from Arctic Dreams and six short stories published in 2004. In his nonfiction, Lopez writes often about the relationship between the physical landscape and human culture. In his fiction, he frequently addresses issues of intimacy, ethics, and identity.

To sign up for the book club discussion, or learn more about this event and how to obtain a copy of the book, please call Grand Teton National Park at 307.739.3656.