Naturalist Book Club
October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BOOKS UNDER THE BOWER
Monthly Book Club at China Camp State Park
Join us for our monthly nature book club as we discuss Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. A charming story of Mozart and his pet starling, along with a natural history of the bird.
On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling who sang (an improved version of!) the theme from his Piano Concerto Number 17 in G to him. Knowing a kindred spirit when he met one, Mozart wrote “That was wonderful” in his journal and took the bird home to be his pet. For three years Mozart and his family enjoyed the uniquely delightful company of the starling until one fitful April when the bird passed away.
In 2013, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Crow Planet, rescued her own starling, Carmen, who has become a part of her family. In Mozart’s Starling, Haupt explores the unlikely bond between one of history’s most controversial characters and one of history’s most notoriously disliked birds. Part natural history, part story, Mozart’s Starling will delight readers as they learn about language, music, and the secret world of starlings.
When: Sunday, October 28th, 2018
Meeting Place: China Camp Village Museum, China Camp State Park
Please RSVP to email@example.com or (415)456-0766
Please bring warm clothing, water and snacks.