by Timothy Egan
The Community Library’s Together We Read book club is hosted the third Tuesday of every other month and led by a diverse range of library staff. Books cover all genres from new fiction to classics to nonfiction, young adult, graphic novels, and everything in between. Join us for one discussion or many!
April’s pick is The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan. The discussion will be led by programs and education director Martha Williams. Registration is recommended to join us.
Beginning in February, the Library will have multiple copies of The Big Burn circulating in our collection. Please come in or talk to our librarians about reserving a copy.
About The Big Burn:
“FOR AS LONG AS EGAN KEEPS CHASING STORMS, WHETHER OF DUST, FIRE, RAIN OR SNOW, YOU’D BE SMART TO CALL SHOTGUN.”
– Los Angeles Times
The story of the nation’s biggest wildfire – an apocalyptic blaze that burned an area the size of Connecticut in a weekend. No living person had ever seen a fire with the ferocity, speed, and destructive power of the Big Burn of 1910. Equally dramatic is the larger story of Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, and the creation myth of the U.S. Forest Service.
A New York Times Bestseller. Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and the Washington State Book Award. A Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Amazon.com book of the year.
Author Timothy Egan was The Community Library’s 2021 Hemingway Distinguished Lecturer. Watch a replay of his talk here.