Featured Author Event: Sasha Sagan (Boulder, Colorado)

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Calling all PRH colleagues based in Colorado: if you are a person fascinated by the wonders of planet Earth, you will have the opportunity to learn about the new Putnam book, FOR SMALL CREATURES SUCH AS WE: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World, from author Sasha Sagan. She will be in conversation with writer and TV host Saralyn Ward at the Boulder Book Store on Tuesday, October 29. This event begins at 7:30 PM, with a book signing following a Q&A with attendees.

Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, FOR SMALL CREATURES SUCH AS WE is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable.

When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions–from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more–growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework.

As Sagan shares these rituals, FOR SMALL CREATURES SUCH AS WE becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world–a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together.

Sasha Sagan holds a degree in Dramatic Literature from NYU. She has worked as a television producer, filmmaker, editor, and speaker in New York, Boston and London, and her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, O. the Oprah Magazine, Literary Hub, Mashable.com, The Violet Book, and elsewhere.


Posted: October 28, 2019