Virtual Nonfiction Book Club Reads Fuzz by Mary Roach

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After a long hiatus, TCPL's Nonfiction Book Club is back! Led by Asia and Woody (you may remember us from True Crime Book Club), this club will meet three times a year and read a wide variety of nonfiction. This fall, we're reading Fuzz by Mary Roach.

From the publisher's website:

Join "America’s funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology...

Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. When it comes to "problem" wildlife, she finds, humans are more often the problem—and the solution. Fascinating, witty, and humane, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.

The book club will be held via Zoom.

There are limited copies of Fuzz available for registered participants to borrow.

To receive updates and the Zoom link for participation, register below. Please note on your registration form whether you will need to borrow a copy of the book. (If you've already read the book or have your own copy, you are welcome to join the discussion as well!)

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