Book Discussion “The Seed Keeper” by Dian Wilson

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Thursday, August 15, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Prairie Woods Nature Center
1603 Oak Grove Road
Hawarden, IA


On a winter’s day many years later, Rosalie returns to her childhood home. A widow and mother, she has spent the previous two decades on her white husband’s farm, finding solace in her garden even as the farm is threatened first by drought and then by a predatory chemical company. Now, grieving, Rosalie begins to confront the past, on a search for family, identity, and a community where she can finally belong. In the process, she learns what it means to be descended from women with souls of iron—women who have protected their families, their traditions, and a precious cache of seeds through generations of hardship and loss, through war and the insidious trauma of boarding schools.

Co-sponsored by Hawarden Library. Do not have to read book to participate, but encouraged to do so. The Hawarden Library will have copies available for check out.

Pre-registration appreciated.