Join us for an online book group discussion of this month’s title, The Old Ways,by Robert Macfarlane.
Read at your own pace and then join us at 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday, October 28th for a lively digital discussion. A link will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your library card one day prior to the event.
Copies of The Old Ways are available for pick-up at the Ballentine branch pick-up window. To request that a copy be sent to another location for pick-up, please call email Michele Maitland at email@example.com, or call (803) 799-9084.
The Old Ways is available for immediate download for free via Hooplain eaudiobook format.
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From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places comes an engrossing exploration of walking and thinking. In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane's distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology, and literature. His walks take him from the chalk downs of England to the bird islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. Along the way he crosses paths with walkers of many kinds—wanderers, pilgrims, guides, and artists. Above all this is a book about walking as a journey inward and the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move. Macfarlane discovers that paths offer not just a means of traversing space but of feeling, knowing, and thinking
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Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, The Old Ways, by Robert Macfarlane.
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