The Book Club

 

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September: The Bear by Andrew Krivak

The Bear by Andrew Krivak book cover

Since reading The Bear, I’ve recommended it as one of the most calming books I’ve read for a long time, perfect bedtime reading, as well as a fantastic choice if you’re looking for books set in wild nature.

That’s maybe a little unusual, considering it’s ultimately a book about the end of humankind. It’s the story of the last two people on Earth, a father and daughter living self-sufficiently close to nature in an Edenic future. They hunt deer, fish for trout, forage pine needles for tea, and walk for weeks to get salt from the sea.

The Bear is a tale of loss, but it’s also quietly moving, exquisitely beautiful, and overwhelmingly tender.