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A New Book Group! Please join us!

 Wednesday, Feb. 3 @ 7 pm First UU
In her Pulitzer Prize-winning new book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert describes traveling the world to document the mass extinction of species that seems to be unfolding before our eyes. There have been five comparable crises in the history of life on Earth, she writes, but this one is different.  With chapter titles like The Original Penguin, Dropping Acid, The Rhino Gets an Ultrasound and The Thing With Feathers, the topics are broad and interesting. Kolbert is drawn to gloomy subjects, but what's exceptional about Kolbert's writing is the combination of scientific rigor and wry humor that keeps you turning the pages.  Yes, the topic sounds gloomy, but is it fact or fiction?   Kolbert brings together all the qualities of being human that in some sense are really the subject of the book. It's about people's amazing resourcefulness and concern, about people making more and more heroic efforts to try to save pieces of the natural world.  It's about hope!  Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 3 @ 7 p.m.  Contact Chad Tolman, NC3  email – or Elizabeth Siftar, Green Sanctuary email