Tin Mountain’s Environmental Book Group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4pm. All are welcome, whether you have finished (or started!) the book

Next Book Group Pick is:

Conversations with Birds by Priyanka Kumar

Growing up at the feet of the Himalayas in northern India, filmmaker and novelist Priyanka Kumar took for granted her immersion in a lush natural world. After moving to North America as a teenager, she found herself increasingly distanced and discouraged by the civilization she saw contributing to its destruction. Working on films in LA, she began to rediscover her place in the landscape—by way of watching birds.

Tracing her movements across the American West, this stirring collection of essays brings the avian world richly to life. Kumar’s perspective is not that of a list keeper, but rather, from the mango-colored western tanager that rescues her from a bout of altitude sickness in Sequoia National Park to ancient sandhill cranes in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, for Kumar, birds “become a portal to a more vivid, enchanted world.”


If you are interested in buying the book, copies are available at White Birch Books in North Conway, including curbside pickup and online options.

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86992269036

Upcoming Books:

  • June: Conversations with Birds by Priyanka Kumar
  • July:  Underland; A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane
  • August: An Immense World by Ed Yong


Tin Mountain’s Environmental Group is sponsored in part by White Birch Books of North Conway