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Julia Corbett | Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Join Julia Corbett for a discussion and signing of her new nonfiction book, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday.

Have you ever wondered about society’s desire to cultivate the perfect lawn, why we view some animals as “good” and some as “bad,” or even thought about the bits of nature inside everyday items–toothbrushes, cell phones, and coffee mugs? In this fresh and introspective collection of essays, Julia Corbett examines nature in our lives with all of its ironies and contradictions by seamlessly integrating personal narratives with morsels of highly digestible science and research. Each story delves into an overlooked aspect of our relationship with nature—insects, garbage, backyards, noise, open doors, animals, and language—and how we cover our tracks.

With a keen sense of irony and humor and an awareness of the miraculous in the mundane, Julia recognizes the contradictions of contemporary life. She confronts the owner of a high-end market who insists on keeping his doors open in all temperatures. Takes us on a trip to a new mall with a replica of a trout stream that once flowed nearby. The phrase “out of the woods” guides us through layers of meaning to a contemplation of grief, remembrance, and resilience.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943859870
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-3 Days
Published: University of Nevada Press - September 1st, 2018