I think I mentioned that I have been craving nonfiction lately. This is a rather eclectic of books that I picked up one Monday.
Where the Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places by Peter Nabokov. During the month of November, because of our Thanksgiving holiday, I always try and spend time thinking about and honoring our nation’s indigenous peoples. I have read several book by Nabokov including Native American Testimony and find them balanced and respectful.
The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World by Wade Davis. What does it mean to be human? Wade Davis, and anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence taken a deep look at the knowledge and wisdom understood by indigenous cultures.
Fauna and Flora, Earth and Sky by Trudy Dittmar. Essays that look at the connections between human nature and the natural world.
Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature by Kathleen Dean Moore. One of the presentors at are staff retreat mentioned Moore’s writing with high praise. Then I remembered reading a review of this book at Caribousmom and had to pick it up.
And as for fiction I found:
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich.
The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima.