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September Members’ Book Club Discussion

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Discussion: Online – September 27th 5:30-6:30pm

September Book selection: The Dreamt Land by Mark Arax

A vivid, searching journey into California’s capture of water and soil–the epic story of a people’s defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought. Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, that is straining to keep up with California’s relentless growth. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history and memoir to confront the Golden State myth in riveting fashion.