BRENDA PETERSON & AMAROQ WEISS
Seattle novelist and nature writer Brenda Peterson and Amaroq Weiss, the West Coast Wolf Organizer for San Francisco’s Center for Biological Diversity, appear together tonight to talk about the successes and challenges of wolf recovery in the Northwest. In her new book, Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves (DaCapo Press), Brenda Peterson blends science, natural history, and memoir to narrate the 300-year history of wild wolves in America—and tells the stories of the courageous wolf advocates making the case that without wolves, not only will our whole ecology unravel, but we’ll lose much of our national soul.
“A veteran of the wolf wars, Peterson draws on her own deep experience and artfully mixes it with science, history, and Native American lore to create a rich account of a most enigmatic creature . . .Readers get an aching sense of what Canis lupus is up against . . . An accessible, worthy update to classics, such as those by Farley Mowat and Barry Lopez.” -Library Journal