The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. This month we will meet in Caballito. Please send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact address. Do not communicate directly with email@example.com, please. Bring suggestions for future books to the meeting or send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Books to be read for the remainder of 2019 will be decided on at the May meeting.
At the May meeting we will be discussing Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren.
Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. Lab Girl is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments but also the exhilarating discoveries of scientific work. Central is a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the U.S. and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal.