The Dreampt Land by Mark Arax
Join us as we discuss Mark Arax’s book, Dreamt Land in this interactive book club. Arax chronicles the complex history of the mismanagement of California’s most valued natural resource: water. Friends of China Camp naturalist Harold Hirsch will lead our online group discussion via Zoom.
Excerpt from Goodreads.com:
Author Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, that is straining to keep up with California’s relentless growth.
This is a heartfelt, beautifully written book about the land and the people who have worked it–from gold miners to wheat ranchers to small fruit farmers and today’s Big Ag. Since the beginning, Californians have redirected rivers, drilled ever-deeper wells and built higher dams, pushing the water supply past its limit…
Date: Sunday, January 31
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Venue: Zoom meeting (Details emailed to you once you reserve a space.)
Space is limited and reservations are required.
Free. Donations encouraged.
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