Current Owl Book Group Selection

Sixth Extinction book cover

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Friday, April 28th @ 10:30am

Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around the cataclysm is us. In this book the author tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

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Owl Book Group Schedule 2016-2017

Our library book club typically meets on the last Friday of each month at 10:30 am. Newcomers welcome!

July 29, 2016 – Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

August 26, 2016 – Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

September 30, 2016 – The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

October 28, 2016 – Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

November 18, 2016 – Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey

December 16, 2016 – The Jump-Off Creek by Molly Gloss

January 27, 2017 – The Bully Pulpit by Doris K. Goodwin

February 24, 2017 – This House of Sky by Ivan Doig

March 31, 2017 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

April 28, 2017 – The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

May 26, 2017 – Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

June 30, 2017 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Past Owl Book Group Selections