Karen Babine, author of Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life, will be at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis on Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM for a reading and book signing.
How does land determine what kind of people grow in that soil? In essays that travel from the wildness of Lake Superior to the order of an apple orchard, Karen Babine searches out the stories that water has written on human consciousness and traces an ethic of place, a way to understand the essence of inhabiting a place deeply rooted in personal stories.
“What is the effect of place on character? Of our birth landscape on how we see the world? This wonderful, meditative book asks all the right questions.”—Will Weaver