Get Real Non-Fiction Book Group: Fire Weather by John Vaillant

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Please join our lively book group on Tuesday, April 9th to discuss Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World by John Vaillant. This book is a stunning account of a colossal wildfire and an exploration of the rapidly changing relationship between fire and humankind. The author makes the case that the catastrophic 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire was a sign of things to come.

Fire Weather takes us on a riveting journey through the intertwined histories of North America’s oil industry and the birth of climate science, to the unprecedented devastation wrought by modern forest fires and into lives forever changed by these disasters. 

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, TIME, NPR, Slate, and Smithsonian. FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION.

Copies of the book are available at HCH Library in both print and digital format.  New readers always welcome!


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