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The Death and Life of Monterey Bay
A Story of Revival
by Stephen R. Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka
It is the biography of a place,
but also of the residents who reclaimed it …
even residents on this idyllic California coast
may not realize its full history.
Monterey began as a natural paradise,
but became the poster child for industrial devastation
in John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row.
When the fish ran out and the climate turned,
the factories emptied and the community crumbled.
Today, Monterey’s economy and wildlife are resplendent...
through the extraordinary acts of ordinary people.
The shores of Monterey Bay revived
because of human passion --
passion that enlivens every page of this hopeful book.
Watch this space for updates on the 2019 season of Our Community Reads.
We want your involvement and input
as we continue preparations for our 2019 season!
Contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
A series of events related to themes in the book is planned for
January, February and March 2019.
Inspiring speakers, field trips, story times, a variety of films, discussion groups, a trivia night, art exhibits and much more!
All events will be open to the public.
We are exploring collaboration and/or field trips:
Our Community Reads
is a program launched in August 2017 by the
Aptos Chapter of the
Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
The goal is to create a shared experience by having members of the entire Santa Cruz community
- from teens to adults -
all reading the same book.