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Date:
June 10, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
Contact:
Reference Department: 781-741-1405 x1404
Swimming to the Top of the Tide book cover
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Evening With the Author: Patricia Hanlon presents Swimming to the Top of the Tide

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Great Marsh is the largest continuous stretch of salt marsh in New England, extending from Cape Ann to New Hampshire. Patricia Hanlon and her husband built their home and raised their children alongside it. But it is not until the children are grown that they begin to swim the tidal estuary daily. Immersing herself, she experiences, with all her senses in all seasons, the vigor of a place where two ecosystems of fresh and salt water mix, merge, and create new life.
In Swimming to the Top of the Tide, Hanlon lyrically charts her explorations, at once intimate and scientific. Noting the disruptions caused by human intervention, she bears witness to the vitality of the watersheds, their essential role in the natural world, and the responsibility we bear for their sustainability.

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Patricia Hanlon is a visual artist who paints the beautiful ecosystem of the Great Marsh and is involved in the watershed organizations of Greater Boston. This is her first book.


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