Northshire Bookstore Events
Northshire Bookstore will welcome author Judith Schwartz on Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m. Schwartz is a Vermont journalist whose recent work looks at soil as a hub for multiple environmental, economic and social challenges-and solutions. She writes on this theme for numerous publications and speaks in venues around the world. Her 2013 book, ’Cows Save the Planet,’ was awarded a Nautilus Book Award Silver Prize for Sustainability and is among Booklist’s ‘Top 10 Books On Sustainability.’
During this discussion, Schwartz will be presenting her new book, ‘Water in Plain Sight.’ Long taken for granted, the availability of water has entered the realm of economics, politics and people’s food and lifestyle choices. As anxiety mounts – a swath of California farmland left fallow, extremist groups worldwide exploiting the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification – many are finding new routes to water security, with key implications for food access, economic resilience and climate change. In this timely, important book, Schwartz presents a refreshing perspective; by allying with the water cycle, we can revive lush, productive landscapes – like the river in rural Zimbabwe that, thanks to restorative grazing, now flows miles further than in living memory; or the food forest of oranges, pomegranates and native fruit-bearing plants in Tucson, grown through harvesting urban wastewater; or the mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew. Animated by stories from around the globe, ‘Water In Plain Sight’ is an inspiring reminder that fixing the future of our drying planet involves understanding what makes natural systems thrive.
On Saturday, August 6, at 7 p.m., author Gordon Chapli discusses his new book, ‘Paraiso,’ a noir south of the border genre-bending story about love, sibling relationships and the dark side of paradise. Chaplin was a journalist in the Saigon bureau of Newsweek and at Bangkok World, the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post. He has worked in sea conservation with the group Niparaja, has been a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia since 2003. He is the author of several books.
Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center. For details call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com.