HESTIA BOOK CLUB
September book: American Eden, by Victoria Johnson
American Eden tells the story of Dr David Hosack, as an early American botanist, natural scientist and physician, founder of the nation's first botanical garden. He was devoted to the well being of his citizens, with revolutionary ideas about medicine. A contemporary of more well known "founding fathers," Dr Hosack also played a key role in critical historical events, including the infamous Hamilton-Burr duel.
This book was a finalist for the National Book Award.
The New York Times says, "Johnson's lyrical prose breathes life into the New York of 200 years ago...David Hosack's gardens may have been short-lived, but in our parks, gardens, medical practices and pharmacology, his efforts continue to bear fruit.."
We meet the first Wednesday of the month, September through June.
Our book club evenings go something like this:
7:00-7:30pm Connecting, time for drinks/food
7:30-8:30pm Book discussion
8:30-9:00pm Logistics (selecting the next book and planning the next meeting)
Join us for a fun evening!