Always an Adventure Virtual Book Club - "Ranger Confidential"
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About the Event
"It's Always an Adventure" and while we can't get out to adventure right now due to COVID-19, what we can do is read about the outdoors! Pick up our ninth book club pick, "Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks" by Andrea Lankford, and join us for a virtual gathering on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time to discuss our thoughts about the book in addition to our continued longings for our next great adventure!
A copy of the book club selection, "Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks" by Andrea Lankford, can be purchased via Amazon. Or rather, please consider supporting your local independent bookstore.
Enjoy the book! Hope to see you on Thursday, April 29th at 5:30pm Pacific Time/8:30pm Eastern Time on Zoom!
Newcomers are always welcome! Please direct questions, concerns, suggestions, and/or recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description from Amazon:
"For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.."