november, 2022

thu10nov10:30 AM11:30 AMIn person event - AI Book Club - Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America...Will Harlan10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Anastasia Island Branch

Event Details

Welcome back! This month we are reading and discussing Will Harlan’s Untamed: The Wildest Woman in American and the Fight for Cumberland Island.  If you enjoyed Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, you will surely enjoy this true account. Read what others are saying:

“Vivid. . . . Ms. Ruckdeschel’s biography, and the way this wandering soul came to settle for so many decades on Cumberland Island, is big enough on its own, but Mr. Harlan hints at bigger questions. Who does this island belong to? The Park Service, the Carnegies, Carol—and, for that matter, the turtles? What is the difference between stewardship and ownership? Carol Ruckdeschel found a home as the latest in a series of women who have tried to protect Cumberland Island. The difference being that, rather than being a Carnegie, she is a benevolent invasive species of one.”—Wall Street Journal

“Harlan intimately and expansively profiles a fearless Southern island dweller. . . . A moving homage and an adventure story that artfully articulates the ferocities of nature and humanity.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Deliciously engrossing. . . . Readers are in for a wild ride.”—Citizen-Times (Asheville)

“Open this book to the brine of salt marsh, the musk of turtles and sea breezes, and the astonishing story of Carol Ruckdeschel. From the first line I was captivated by this biography of a fierce and enigmatic passion for wildness, mesmerizing and beautiful. May we all learn something of love from it.”—Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

Please join us for some fun, socialization and just all-around good time!


(Thursday) 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Anastasia Island Branch