While “sheltering in place,” I’m taking a serious look at the natural world through what I’m reading.
I began with Robert Macfarlane’s nonfiction Underland which explores the world of fungi and root systems under forests then goes much, much deeper in caves all over the world. I am a claustrophobic and had many breathless moments but survived with a sense of awe.
That was followed by Richard Powers’s novel, The Overstory, which is about old growth forests and people trying to save them.
Trapped in my apartment, I have still been able to see many parts of the world in depth.
Reviewer bio: June Calender retired to Cape Cod after 20+ years as an off-off-Broadway playwright in NYC. She now teaches writing skills at the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Cape Cod Community College. Her work has been published in various small journals.