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Author Event: David Gessner, Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight : Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis

We are THRILLED to host author David Gessner this summer!  Join us at the shop as he discusses his newest book, Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight : Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis.  

When the pandemic struck, nature writer David Gessner turned to Henry David Thoreau, the original social distancer, for lessons on how to live. Those lessons—of learning our own backyard, re–wilding, loving nature, self–reliance, and civil disobedience—hold a secret that could help save us as we face the greater crisis of climate.

DAVID GESSNER is the author of Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt's American Wilderness and the New York Times–bestselling All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West. Chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and founder and editor–in–chief of Ecotone, Gessner lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife, the novelist Nina de Gramont, and their daughter, Hadley.



Event Date: 
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 6:30pm
414 Elk Ave.
Crested Butte, CO 81224-0311
Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight: Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948814485
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Published: Torrey House Press - June 1st, 2021