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Tue, Mar 31st - 7:00pm

This event is off-site at Discretion Brewing: 2703 41st Ave., Soquel, CA

Join us at Discretion Brewing for another mixer for our second annual Winter Reading Program, this time to wrap up the season and talk about the books we read!

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Bookshop Santa Cruz staff recommendation:

At 17, Eustace Conway moved into the forest to live in a teepee, subsist on wild game (including roadkill) and foraged plants, and to inspire lazy, in-the-box modern Americans into a commune with the natural world. Unlike Christopher McCandless (subject of Into The Wild) Conway isn’t in it for the hermit-status seclusion or even the adventure; he became a tireless teacher, public speaker, land-owner, and camp director, driven by his unyielding and fastidious need to become a “Man of Destiny.” Beyond a play-by-play of his adventures, Glibert explores Conway’s motives and inspirations, his complicated relationship with an emotionally abusive father, and his charming but demanding personality. Most of all, it’s a brilliantly deep, engrossing look at the model of American frontier masculinity that deteriorated at the Industrial Revolution.    

Reviewed by: Julia
ISBN: 9780142002834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 27th, 2003


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