Lion Forge: Haphaven by Norm Harper, illustrated by Louie Joyce

November 2018 Book of the Month

Each month our avid readers choose one new title that needs to be shared, a book that lingered with them weeks after they turned the last page. Our November Book of the Month turned our attention the spirit of community, and reminded us of how stories can be used as bridges between people. We hope it fosters the same sense of warmth and welcome in you!

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November Title: Hearth: A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place

Edited by Annick Smith and Susan O'Connor

A hearth is many things: a place for solitude, a source of identity, something we make and share with others, a history of ourselves and our homes. It is the fixed center we return to. It is just as intrinsically portable. It is, in short, the perfect metaphor for what we seek in these complex and contradictory times of climate change, mass immigration, the refugee crisis, and the dislocating effects of technology.

Featuring original contributions from some of our most cherished voices—including Terry Tempest Williams, Bill McKibben, Pico Iyer, Natasha Trethewey, and Chigozie Obioma—Hearth suggests that empathy and storytelling hold the power to unite us when we have been alone for too long. This essential anthology challenges us to redefine home and hearth as a place to welcome strangers, to be generous, and to care for the world beyond one's own experience.

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