An Evening with Diane Ackerman, March 23rd

“A few years ago, ‘nature’ writers were asking themselves, How can a book be at the same time a work of art, an act of conscientious objection to the destruction of the world, and an affirmation of hope and human decency? The Zookeeper’s Wife answers this question.” Kathleen Dean Moore, Environmental Philosopher

Diane Ackerman, poet, essayist, and naturalist, will be at Oakton Community College on March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her narrative nonfiction book, The Zookeeper’s Wife.

Winner of the 2008 Orion Book Award, it tells the story of Antonina and Jan Żabiński, who harbored hundreds of Polish Jews in their Warsaw zoo.  Author Mark Kurlansky called it “a groundbreaking work of nonfiction in which the human relationship to nature is explored in an absolutely original way through looking at the Holocaust.”

This event is free and open to the public.

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