This week’s guest Ashley Gossens created a nature-driven Seattle book club that brings the page to life in an adventurous, completely unique way. We’re talking about the up-close encounter with wildlife that made a book real to her, what nature has taught her about motherhood, and the particular, magical way a book can affect your confidence.
Today’s episode is on the shorter side, perfect for listening outdoors during a walk, a run, or simply sitting on the porch breathing a little fresh air.
Books mentioned in this episode:
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• Wild, by Cheryl Strayed (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, by Langdon Cook (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• H is for Hawk, by Helen MacDonald (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
♥ St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, by Karen Russell (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
♥ The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
♥ Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
▵ A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Florida, by Lauren Groff (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Once Upon A River, by Diane Setterfield (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Monsters of Templeton, by Lauren Groff (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Harry’s Trees, by Jon Cohen (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Overstory, by Richard Powers (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Ashley's Alpine Trails Book Club
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What do YOU think Ashley should read on the trail next? Tell us in the comments!