Australian author Charlotte McConaghy’s suspenseful, artfully rendered novels celebrate the beauty and resilience of humans and animals and their ability to adapt to a changing world. Her instant bestseller Migrations features researcher Franny Stone who arrives in Greenland with the singular purpose of following the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. When her history begins to unspool―a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime―it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds.
McCongahy’s Once There Were Wolves is a pulse-pounding novel about a biologist charged with reintroducing 14 wolves to the Scottish Highlands in order to rewild the landscape and bring the forest back to life. Fueled by her love of nature, McCongahy crafts a strong lead character in Inti Flynn, who grapples with the harm she has witnessed humans inflict on both the wild and on each other.
Wednesday, August 4, 7 p.m. CDT; Recording will be available through August 18