The Sylvan Way Nonfiction book group have gone virtual! Below you will find information regarding the dates, book titles and options to join the virtual book discussion using our Zoom App!

Join by video by clicking on the link below or dial in by phone.

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If you are a first time participant, please register here. 

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Dates, times and book discussion schedule:

I. December 15 from 10am - 11am: Choose your favorite Non Fiction Book

 Please choose your favorite non-fiction book that you read during this past year and share with the group.

 

II. January 19, 2021 from 10am - 11am: Hacking Darwin: genetic engineering and the future of humanity” by Jamie Frederic Metzi

A groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives -- sex, war, love, and death. At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race.  Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play

 

III. Tuesday, February 16th – Rough Magic: riding the world’s loneliest horse race by Lara Prior-Palmer

 

Description:  At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to "the world's longest, toughest horse race"--an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her. Riders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby, a course that re-creates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan, and many fail to finish. Prior-Palmer had no formal training. She was driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses. She raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she decided she had nothing to lose. Each dawn she rode out again on a fresh horse, scrambling up mountains, swimming through rivers, crossing woodlands and wetlands, arid dunes and open steppe, as American television crews chased her in their jeeps. Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race."--Dust jacket flap.

 

This book is available in print form from a book kit.  Please contact Elisabeth at edemmon@krl.org if you would like a copy.  Other formats, though limited in number available, are accessible through the KRL Catalogue as well as the downloadable link at https://krl.overdrive.com/

 

 

 

 

 

**Book Kit and Downloadable. Contact Elisabeth at edemmon@krl.org if you have any questions.

 

 

When: 
Repeats every month on the third Tuesday until Tue Dec 21 2021.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Registration: 
Not required
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