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Pilgrimage: A Series, A Theme

John Elder defines pilgrimage as “a journey motivated by the power of old stories, a path along which ordinary citizens may pursue the traces of saints, heroes, or prophets.”    The Middlebury professor emeritus of English and Environmental Science will conclude our QW Library series with a special September  7 event focused on his book, Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa from Vermont to Italy in the footsteps of George Perkins Marsh.   Details soon.

First, we enjoy an amended Vermont Humanities Council book discussion series: Pilgrimage with three discussions let by scholar Suzanne Brown. These books are available for borrowing–along with many others that we hope will suggest the variety of pilgrimages possible and even inspire many a hike and many a reflection.

Books and dates are as follows with discussions beginning at 5:30 p.m. on these Mondays; join us for one or all:

June 19: Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen   July 17: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of PIlgrimage by Haruki Murakami                August 21:  The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald