Book Club Reading Guide: Wolfish
Erica Berry's biography of the ravenous and the rapacious
Our next True Stories Book Club is on Thursday 28th September, 7pm UK/2pm ET/11am PT. This month, my guest will be Erica Berry, who will be talking about the brilliant Wolfish: The stories we tell about fear, ferocity and freedom.
Here’s a brief reading guide to get you up to speed. Just in case this is your first book club:
Paid subscribers can join us live online for the discussion - there’s a sign up link and password at the bottom of the page.
If you can’t make it, a full replay will be available straight afterwards from the same link (or a little later in your podcast feed).
You’re welcome to send in questions for Erica - please post them in the comments.
About the book
Wolfish is a singular book, introducing a wonderful new voice in the intersection between natural history and memoir. Erica Berry takes us on a journey into the wilderness with the wolf and all its meanings, from ‘crying wolf’ to the wolf as male predator, and the deep connections that run between outsiders and wolves. But she also offers us her own story of becoming, exploring what it means to be carry on with life despite its dark side of fear, danger and vulnerability.
Reading this will not only leave you better informed about a misunderstood species; it will also invite you to examine your own walk through the world, hungry, afraid, brave.
Read an excerpt from Wolfish here.
Listen to an audio excerpt here.
Kathleen Yale interviews Erica in Orion Magazine.
Erica talks about Wolfish on Oregon Public Radio.
About Erica Berry
Erica Berry is a writer and teacher whose essays and journalism have appeared in Outside, Catapult, Wired, The Yale Review, The Guardian, Literary Hub, Gulf Coast, The New York Times Magazine, Colorado Review, The Atlantic, and Guernica, among others. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Hope to see you there on Thursday 28th September!
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