Book of the Week (11/12/2018)

How to Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in 13 Animals by Sy Montgomery (Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018).

Granite State author, Sy Montgomery's latest book comes in the form of a memoir intertwining her story with the animals in her life that have had the most impact.
"National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.
Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.
This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy’s friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world." --Author's website
Join Sy at the following locations throughout New Hampshire where she will be discussing her newest book!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:30pm at Toadstool Books in Milford, NH

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 5:30pm at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1:30 to 2 pm at Nye Hill Farm in Roxbury, NH

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