Curated by owner Rachel Elizabeth Maley, Still Life Book Club selections move out of the realm of instruction and into inspiration. These short volumes are meant to inspire a full life of mindfulness. All are welcome to attend discussions and gain new insights, regardless of whether you’ve completed (or even started) the book.
Strange, surreal, and at times haunting, Annie Dillard’s For the Time Being guides through reader through a series of narratives exploring the most fundamental questions of humanity and its (in)significance. “Beautifully written and delightfully strange…as earthy as it is sublime…in the truest sense, an eye-opener.” —Daily News
In Dillard’s words: ”It tells many short journalistic stories, and a few long ones: Hasidism, Teilhard de Chardin and fossil Homo erectus, the formation of sand, the critical importance of the individual in a world of almost 7 billion individuals, and the absurdity of the doctrines of divine omniscience, divine mercy, and divine omnipotence.”
Where to Find:
– borrow from your local library
– purchase used from your local used shop or on eBay
– purchase new at Still Life or from one our good friends: Semicolon Bookstore (Chicago’s only Black-woman-owned bookstore) or Women & Children First Bookstore (landmark Chicago feminist and queer bookstore)