Join us for a talk (bring your own wildlife tales to share!) and book signing with naturalist and author Leslie T. Sharpe, who will discuss her award-winning book, The Quarry Fox: And Other Critters of the Wild Catskills. Perfect for hikers, bird watchers, and lovers of all things nature, The Quarry Fox is the first in-depth study of Catskill wildlife since legendary nature writer John Burroughs first chronicled the area in the 19th century. Through her lyrical prose, Sharpe weaves her experiences with the seasons, plants, and creatures with their natural history, revealing their sensitivity to and resilience against the splendor and cruelty of Nature. Sharpe will sign copies of The Quarry Fox, which will be offered for sale at the event.
Leslie T. Sharpe is a former vice president of the New York City Audubon Society, an environmentalist, and a life-long naturalist who lives in the Great Western Catskills. She has taught writing and editing at Columbia and New York Universities. Her book Editing Fact and Fiction is a valued resource for authors and editors alike.