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JourneyWoman Book Club; Magnetic North (Arctic Circle/Northern Lights)

October 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Last updated on October 14th, 2021

The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler

The third book in our Once-in-a-LifeTime Series: The Magnetic North: Notes From The Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler

Join Carolyn and Wendy for our monthly JourneyWoman book club.

As part of our ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ travel experiences series, we’re exploring the Arctic Circle. You can read more about the top 7 experiences women recommended n our Travel Dreams study here.

More than a decade ago, Sara Wheeler traveled to Antarctica to understand a continent nearly lost to myth and lore. In the widely acclaimed, bestselling Terra Incognita, she chronicled her quest to find a hidden history buried in Antarctica’s extreme surroundings. Now, Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to create a definitive picture of life on the fringes. In The Magnetic North, she takes full measure of the Arctic: at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming.

Inspired by the spiraling shape of a reindeer-horn bangle, she travels counterclockwise around the North Pole through the territories belonging to Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Finland, marking the transformations of what once seemed an unchangeable landscape. As she witnesses the mounting pollution concentrated at the pole, Wheeler reckons with the illness of the whole organism of the earth.

Discussion questions are provided on our website before the session. Visit our Book Club Page for the latest news and updates. If you are buying this book online please consider supporting JourneyWoman by using the purchase links on our page here.

This event is open to all women who love travel; we ask that you pay-what-you-can to help us cover our costs.

PLEASE NOTE: You can purchase this book in paperback and as an ebook as part of our NEW three-book Subscription Box. You can read more here.

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