Join us for an online book group discussion of this month’s title, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.
Read at your own pace and then join us at 6:00 on Wednesday, June 23 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.
Lab Girl is available for download for free via Overdrive in eBook and eAudiobook formats.
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A New York Times Notable Book
Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.
Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kirkus Reviews
Vista Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.