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Book Club: Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

  • Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library 300 West Aspen Avenue Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 United States (map)

Join us for our April book club meeting! Our book for this month is 'Beyond the Hundredth Meridian,' by Wallace Stegner.

"In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the successes and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A prophet without honor who had a profound understanding of the American West, Powell warned long ago of the dangers economic exploitation would pose to the West and spent a good deal of his life overcoming Washington politics in getting his message across. Only now, we may recognize just how accurate a prophet he was."


This book was chosen because Earth Day is on April 22, and between Wallace Stegner and John Wesley Powell, this book represents the history of environmental ethics and community in the Southwest. Come ready to discuss the land, water, and resources we all treasure so much in our southwestern home!

Please try to buy your copy at Bright Side Bookshop on San Francisco Street in downtown Flagstaff - all Diablo Trust Book Club members get 10% off book club books! Other locations that might have it are theFlagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library or Bookmans Entertainment Exchange.