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March Book Club

March 6, 2021

Osprey Wilds'
Virtual Book Club

We invite you to join the Osprey Wilds’ Virtual Book Club!  This is a free, BYOB (bring your own book) club. Registration is required. 

Meetings will be the first Saturday of the month for introductions and priming the conversation, and the last Saturday for review and discussion of the book. Additional opportunities for discussion throughout each month may be offered based on the interest in each book.

Please register for our book club meetings below.


Meetings will be held on Zoom from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm CST

ISBN-10 1571313508
About the Book:
From the fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham.

Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina—a place “easy to pass by on the way to somewhere else”—has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be “the rare bird, the oddity”—to find joy and freedom in the same land his ancestors were tied to by forced labor, and then to be a black man in a profoundly white field.

By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South—and in America today.


March 6, 2021
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