You asked for it, and now it’s here! I’m so excited to announce the launch of my new book club, Alpine Trails Book Club! Please join me in this quest to spread bookish trail love whether it’s in person or virtually. I would love to have you along for the ride!
Does your list of favorite things in life include hiking and reading outdoor books? Interested in meeting others who enjoy the same? Each month I will choose an outdoor book to read and discuss while hitting the trails near Seattle. Sign up below for the monthly newsletter to receive the latest book selection and meetup location. The club is open to anyone and everyone. I will choose trails that are within everyone’s ability levels as specified when you sign up. Babies, kids and well-behaved dogs are all welcome, the more the merrier!
Don’t live in Seattle? You can still sign up for the newsletter to receive the book selections and read along. After the meetup hike I will post a recap page where you can share your thoughts and favorite parts of the book.
And now (drum roll, please), the first book selection:
February 2016: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm, she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning, the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Have questions about the Alpine Trails Book Club? Feel free to contact me.