Events at Honest Dog Books
Monday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. CST
Author(s) Chat with Ben Goldfarb & Frances Backhouse
Ben Goldfarb is the author of one of our bestselling books, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter. He is an award-winning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an accomplished fiction writer. His work has been featured in Science, Mother Jones, The Guardian, High Country News, VICE, Audubon Magazine, Modern Farmer, Orion, World Wildlife Magazine, Scientific American, Yale Environment 360, and many other publications. He holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and is a 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology journalist fellow.
Frances Backhouse is an award-winning journalist and author whose two latest books are both about beavers. Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver examines our 15,000-year relationship with this keystone species and the beaver’s even longer relationship with North American landscapes and ecosystems.
Monday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. CST
Author Chat with Christie Tate
Christie Tate walked into our bookstore last summer and we had no idea what we were in for. She is the author of the debut memoir Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life, a story of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers–her psychotherapy group–and in turn finds human connection, and herself. This is raw, thought-provoking, helpful, uplifting—we are in love with this book and this woman!
Monday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. CST
Long-Shining Waters and Locally Laid Eggs
Author(s) Chat with Danielle Sosin & Lucie Amundsen
Meet our featured Book of the Month authors. Danielle Sosin is the celebrated author of The Long-Shining Waters, the 2011 Milkweed National Fiction Prize Winner, a Minnesota Book Award Nominee for Fiction, a Midwest Connections May 2011 pick, and an Indie Heartland Bestseller in June of 2011. With more than thirty events around the Great Lakes and coverage in the LA Times, National Geographic Traveler, and a feature in Publishers Weekly, The Long-Shining Waters is poised for a long life in print. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.
Lucie Amundsen is a writer, marketer, and reluctant farmer. She co-owns Locally Laid Egg Company, a farm that provides pasture-raised eggs in Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana, and is the author of Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm from Scratch. She sits on the Hartley Nature Center board and is an active volunteer with Duluth Community Gardening Program. She lives with her husband and two children in Duluth, Minnesota.
Monday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. CST
The Frozen North
Author(s) Chat with Blair Braverman & Andrea Pitzer
Andrea Pitzer is the author of the newly-released Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World as well as One Long Night and The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.
Blair Braverman, author of Welcome to the God Damn Ice Cube, played a role in Andrea’s early plotting to go to the Arctic to research Shipwrecked. We’re really looking forward to their conversation about the north, Andrea’s book, writing, and strategies for staying warm.
Monday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. CST
Run to Win
Sarah Marshall Interviews Christina Reynolds of EMILY’s List
Join us for an exhilarating conversation with Sarah Marshall, co-host of the podcast You’re Wrong About, and Christina Reynolds of EMILY’s List and co-author of the recently-released Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World (with a foreword by Kamala Harris).
For the past thirty-five years, EMILY’s List has helped the campaigns of thousands of pro-choice Democratic women, but the hardest part has always been convincing more women to run. Then Donald Trump was elected, and something shifted into place. American women, who were furious and frustrated were looking for a way to channel their outrage into action, united in proclaiming, If that guy can get elected, why not me?
The day after the 2016 election, dozens of women searched out an old sign-up link buried on the EMILY’s List website. By Thanksgiving, those dozens had grown to a few thousand. And that was only the beginning.
Monday, March 8, 7 p.m. CST
Reflection of a Life in Exile
Author Chat with JF Riordan
J. F. Riordan has worked in opera, in the classroom, and in philanthropy, but her first love is writing. She is the author of four novels in the award-winning North of the Tension Line series, and a book of essays, Reflections on a Life in Exile. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three dogs.