Books and Lunch on Tuesdays - Moby-Duck
Join BLT (Books and Lunch on Tuesdays), Howe Library's book group. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring your lunch and a healthy appetite for good discussion.
by Donovan Hohn
This book is the 2012 Howe Library "Everyone is Reading" selection.
Donovan Hohn was a high school English teacher when one of his students wrote an essay about a shipment of rubber ducks that tumbled overboard in the north Pacific Ocean and subsequently began washing up on beaches hundreds of miles away. Intrigued, Mr. Hohn set out to trace the journey of the toys. Along the way, he visited Alaska, Hawaii, and Hong Kong; went beachcoming, sailed through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and took a container ship across the Pacific Ocean; spoke with beachcombers, environmentalists, factory owners, and scientists; and completed his journey with a trip through the Northwest Passage. Part environmental treatise and part travelogue, Moby-Duck touches on an eclectic combination of topics, including plastics pollution, global warming, oceanography, beachcombing, globalization, and literature; it is a lighthearted but serious-minded testament to the joys – and travails – of one man's attempt to satisfy his curiosity.
Copies of the book are available to check out at the library.
BLT in November: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Date: October 9, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm