A Visit with Cynthia Barnett

Please join us for an author talk and book signing with Cynthia Barnett at the Headquarters Library on Saturday, February 20th at 2:30PM in Meeting Room A (4th floor).

Cynthia Barnett is an award-winning environmental journalist who has reported on freshwater from the Suwannee River to Singapore. Her latest book Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, was longlisted for the National Book Award, longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, an NPR Science Friday Best Book of 2015, a Boston Globe Best Book of 2015, a Miami Herald Favorite Book of 2015 and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015.  

Science described her latest book “With Rain, Cynthia Barnett will make a rain fanatic out of anyone, not just self-described weather aficionados…Through her approachable and engaging writing, Barnett tells this eclectic story by combining science and history with humor, anecdotes, poetry, and personal travel adventures…Barnett captivates the reader through her unique way of finding a human face to describe historical climate and weather events…”

Her two previous books are Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis. and Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.

Blue Revolution, which calls for a water ethic for America, was named by The Boston Globe as one of the top 10 science books of 2011.  Mirage won the gold medal for best nonfiction in the Florida Book Awards and was named by The St. Petersburg Times as one of the top 10 books that every Floridian should read.

Her books (linked below to the catalog) are available at your Library.

MirageBlue RevolutionRain

Books-A-Million will be selling copies of her books at this event.

Posted by ChrisC on February 11, 2016