Local author Kerrin McCall reads from and discusses her new book, Confluence.
About the book:
“In the shifting seasons we witness a changing Earth,” Kerrin McCall tells us. Chronicling the flow of one month into another for the passage of a year in the Idaho Mountains she relates observations and perceptions of mountain ecology as relative markers of change. Ranging from the Wood River Valley’s undulant foothills and riparian forests to the Pioneer Mountains’ alpine summits, to ranch lands of the Sawtooth and Pahsimeroi Valleys, she explores our entangled kinship with an enigmatic world. She contemplates the merging of humanity with the wildness that defines us and dwells within us, the wildness with which we sometimes collide. Reactivating innate sensory intelligence she finds herself embedded in a community of beings where grace, order, chaos, reciprocity and love flow from the land’s wild heart. As beautiful and integral pieces of the natural world slip away, McCall invites the reader to engage an elemental empathy—a sacred alliance—with nature and to protect Earth’s rhythms, balance and instinct for survival.
An audience Q&A will follow the reading.