***RESCHEDULED!*** WESTERLY LAND TRUST: Susan Hand Shetterly (Seaweed Chronicles) Talk and Signing

Due to unexpected circumstances, we are rescheduling this event with Susan Hand Shetterly for November 6 at 6:00!

Savoy Bookshop & Café and the Westerly Land Trust present an evening with author Susan Hand Shetterly, who will discuss her book Seaweed ChroniclesA World at the Water's Edge. This event is free, and Savoy will donate a portion of book sales to the Westerly Land Trust. 

About the Book
"Seaweed is ancient and basic, a testament to the tenacious beginnings of life on earth," writes Susan Hand Shetterly in this elegant, fascinating book. "Why wouldn't seaweeds be a protean life source for the lives that have evolved since?" On a planet facing environmental change and diminishing natural resources, seaweed is increasingly important as a source of food and as a fundamental part of our global ecosystem.

In Seaweed Chronicles, Shetterly takes readers deep into the world of this essential organism by providing an immersive, often poetic look at life on the rugged shores of her beloved Gulf of Maine, where the growth and harvesting of seaweed is becoming a major industry. While examining the life cycle of seaweed and its place in the environment, she tells the stories of the men and women who farm and harvest it--and who are fighting to protect this critical species against forces both natural and man-made. Ideal for readers of such books as The Hidden Life of Trees and How to Read WaterSeaweed Chronicles is a deeply informative look at a little understood and too often unappreciated part of our habitat.

 

About the Author

Susan Hand Shetterly has written about wildlife and wetlands for more than thirty years, in both articles and books, including Settled in the Wild, a collection of essays. She lives in rural Maine, where she works to save habitat.

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Westerly Land Trust
10 High St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616205744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - August 7th, 2018

“You might not expect unfettered passion on the topic of seaweed, but Shetterly is such a great storyteller that you find yourself following along eagerly.” —Mark Kurlansky

“Seaweed is ancient and basic, a testament to the tenacious beginnings of life on earth,” writes Susan Hand Shetterly in this elegant, fascinating book.