Reading Upwards!

Join us for Reading Upwards! A book group about living, meaning, and belonging. We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. by Zoom. You don’t have to read the entire book to attend! Spend some time with it, see what speaks to you and what doesn’t, and come share your thoughts. Books can be checked out by any Upper Valley resident.  For more information, email Jared Jenisch at

On Wednesday February 16 we'll be discussing The How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself, by Yrsa Daley-Ward.
Our book for next time (February 16) is The How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself, by Yrsa Daley-Ward, author of bone, a volume of poetry, and The Terrible, a searing memoir. In The How, she "encourages readers to begin, as she puts it, the great work of meeting ourselves. This isn't the self we've built up in response to our surroundings, or the self we manufacture to please the people around us, but instead, our most intimate self, the one we visit in dreams, the one that calls to us from a glimmering future."
“In this gratifying exploration of the self, Daley-Ward excels at describing the indescribable…this work defies genre and features a beautiful blend of lyrical prose and bold poetry…. This is a tender, hopeful meditation.” –Publishers Weekly
"A heartfelt, artful manifesto focused on living fully and authentically... By turns simplistic, elegaic, and illuminative." –Kirkus

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