Readings By Writers: Emily Wortman-Wunder
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About the Event
From a lightning death on an isolated peak to the intrigues of a small town orchestra, the glimmering stories in this debut collection explore how nature—damaged, ﬁerce, and unpredictable—worms its way into our lives. Here moths steal babies, a creek seduces a lonely suburban mother, and the priorities of a passionate conservationist are thrown into confusion after the death of her son. Over and over, the natural world reveals itself to be unknowable, especially to the people who study it most. These tales of scientists, nurses, and ﬁreﬁghters catalog the loneliness within families, betrayals between friends, and the recurring song of regret and grief.