Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale, The Paradise Notebooks

Authors Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale will be in our front yard sharing their new book, The Paradise Notebooks: 90 Miles Across the Sierra Nevada, on Friday, June 17th at 6:00pm. Nevle and Nightingale will be joined by discussion partner Shaaron Netherton, Executive Director of the Friends of Nevada Wilderness, and musician Deborah Levoy.

In The Paradise Notebooks, Nevle and Nightingale take us across the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountain range on a journey illuminated by incandescent poetry and fascinating fact.

Over the course of twenty-one pairs of short essays, Nevle and Nightingale contemplate the natural phenomena found in the Sierra Nevada. From granite to aspen, to fire, to a rare, endemic species of butterfly, these essay pairs explore the natural history and mystical wonder of each element with a balanced and captivating touch. As they weave in vignettes from their ninety-mile backpacking trip across the range, Nevle and Nightingale powerfully reconceive the Sierra Nevada as both earthly matter and transcendental offering, letting us into a reality in which nature holds just as much spiritual importance as it does physical.

In a time of rapid environmental degradation, The Paradise Notebooks offers a way forward--a whole-minded, learned, loving attention to place that rekindles our joyful relationship with the living world.

Richard J. Nevle is Deputy Director of the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University and the author of numerous scientific articles.

Steven Nightingale teaches poetry in schools and universities in Nevada and California. He is the author of ten books, including the short fiction collection The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace.

Event date: 
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Ave
Reno, NV 89509
The Paradise Notebooks: 90 Miles Across the Sierra Nevada By Richard J. Nevle, Steven Nightingale, Mattias Lanas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501762697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Comstock Publishing - April 15th, 2022