Barry Lopez

One of our great writers reads from his memoir
Barry Lopez Point Reyes Books
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location TBD
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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National Book Award winner Barry Lopez reads from Horizon, a memoir of his travels across the world at this special event.

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About Horizon:

Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth--and across decades of lived experience, Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers," gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves indelibly, immersively, through his travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Gal√°pagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.

As he takes us on these myriad travels, Lopez also probes the long history of humanity's quests and explorations, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada, the colonialists who plundered Central Africa, an enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific, a Native American emissary who found his way into isolationist Japan, and today's ecotourists in the tropics. Throughout his journeys--to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe--and via friendships he forges along the way with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world.

Horizon is a revelatory, epic work that voices concern and frustration along with humanity and hope--a book that makes you see the world differently, and that is the crowning achievement by one of America's great thinkers and most humane voices.

About Barry Lopez:

Barry Lopez is the author of two collections of essays; several story collections; Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist, and Crow and Weasel, a novella-length fable. He contributes regularly to both American and foreign journals and has traveled to more than 70 countries to conduct research. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science Foundations and has been honored by a number of institutions for his literary, humanitarian, and environmental work.

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ISBN: 9780394585826
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Published: Knopf - March 19th, 2019

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Published: Vintage - October 2nd, 2001

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Published: Scribner - September 1979

Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595341754
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Published: Trinity University Press - August 20th, 2013

About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679754473
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Published: Vintage - April 27th, 1999