WALKING BOOK CLUB:
2pm Saturday 23rd November 2019
Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie
The last walk of 2019. . .
A new and highly anticipated collection of essays from the award-winning author of Sightlines.
Under the ravishing light of an Alaskan sky, objects are spilling from the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village to its hunter-gatherer past. In the shifting sand dunes of a Scottish shoreline, impressively preserved hearths and homes of Neolithic farmers are uncovered. In a grandmother's disordered mind, memories surface of a long-ago mining accident and a 'mither who was kind'.
In this luminous new essay collection, acclaimed author Kathleen Jamie visits archeological sites and mines her own memories - of her grandparents, of youthful travels - to explore what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past. As always she looks to the natural world for her markers and guides. Most movingly, she considers, as her father dies and her children leave home, the surfacing of an older, less tethered sense of herself.
Surfacing offers a profound sense of time passing and an antidote to all that is instant, ephemeral, unrooted.
If you wish to join the November walk and talk booking is essential.
'Tickets' are priced at £10.00 which includes a hard back copy of Surfacing (RRP £12.99) For those of you that already own a copy ticket price is £6.00
If you are based further afield but would like to attend we can pop a copy in the post, postage within the UK costs just £3.00, simply contact the shop to make arrangements.
Happy sociable dogs welcome.
'It is not often that the prose of a poet is as powerful
as her verse, but Jamie’s is.'
'Kathleen Jamie is a supreme listener ... clear, subtle, respectful, and so unquenchably curious that it makes the world anew'