Forsyth Audubon’s Book Club

Forsyth Audubon book club is open to anyone wishing to learn and read about birds, our natural environment, and those working to protect them all. All book club sessions are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 4:00pm via Zoom. Email Hannah Addair at hannahuhdare@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

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Upcoming Selections:

  • October:  Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World by Christian Cooper
  • January 2024: Ten Birds That Changed the World by Stephen Moss
  • February: Birding While Indian: A Mixed Blood Memoir by Thomas C. Gannon
  • March: The Feminist Bird Club's Birding for a Better World: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Nature by Molly Adams and Sydney Anderson
  • April: The Comfort of Crows by Margaret Renkl
  • May: Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future by Patty Krawec
Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World By Christian Cooper Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593242384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - June 13th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up.


Ten Birds That Changed the World By Stephen Moss Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541604469
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Published: Basic Books - September 12th, 2023

From “a captivating storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), the natural history of humankind told through our long relationship with birds 

For the whole of human history, we have lived alongside birds.


Birding While Indian: A Mixed-Blood Memoir (Machete) By Thomas C. Gannon Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780814258729
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Published: Mad Creek Books - June 27th, 2023

“A fascinating search for personal and cultural identity.” —Kirkus

Thomas C. Gannon’s Birding While Indian spans more than fifty years of childhood walks and adult road trips to deliver, via a compendium of birds recorded and revered, the author’s life as a part-Lakota inhabitant of the Great Plains.


The Feminist Bird Club's Birding for a Better World: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Nature By Sydney Anderson, Molly Adams Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781797223339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 5th, 2023

“Through the Feminist Bird Club, Molly Adams and Sydney Golden Anderson have walked the walk of inclusive birding; in Birding for a Better World, they talk the talk—this book got me to examine overlooked injustices, in and out of birding.”
—Christian Cooper, author of Better Living Through Birding and host/consulting producer of National Geographic&rsq


The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781954118461
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 24th, 2023

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS, BIRDERS, AND GARDENERS, WITH ORIGINAL COLOR ART THROUGHOUT * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * AMAZON EDITOR'S PICK * INDIE NEXT PICKFrom the beloved New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author of Late Migrations comes a "howling love letter to the world" (Ann Patchett): a luminous book that traces the passing o


Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future By Patty Krawec, Nick Estes (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Patty Krawec, Nick Estes (Foreword by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781506478258
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Broadleaf Books - September 27th, 2022

We find our way forward by going back.

The invented history of the Western world is crumbling fast, Anishinaabe writer Patty Krawec says, but we can still honor the bonds between us. Settlers dominated and divided, but Indigenous peoples won't just send them all "home."