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Daytime Book Discussion of "Fen, Bog & Swamp" by Annie Proulx

Thursday, Sep 14, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "Fen, Bog & Swamp" by Annie Proulx. New members always welcome!

"A lifelong acolyte of the natural world, Annie Proulx brings her witness and research to the subject of wetlands and the vitally important role they play in preserving the environment—by storing the carbon emissions that accelerate climate change. Fens, bogs, swamps, and marine estuaries are crucial to the earth’s survival, and in four illuminating parts, Proulx documents their systemic destruction in pursuit of profit.

In a vivid and revelatory journey through history, Proulx describes the fens of 16th-century England, Canada’s Hudson Bay lowlands, Russia’s Great Vasyugan Mire, and America’s Okeefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. She introduces the early explorers who launched the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, and writes of the diseases spawned in the wetlands—the Ague, malaria, Marsh Fever.

A sobering look at the degradation of wetlands over centuries and the serious ecological consequences, this is “an unforgettable and unflinching tour of past and present, fixed on a subject that could not be more important” (Bill McKibben)." --

**Due to Madison Public Libraries being closed for Staff Day, this book discussion will be held in the community room at Goodwill’s Northside store, located at 2901 N. Sherman Avenue.**