Ostensibly, editor Gary Paul Nabhan’s collection of friends’ essays, The Nature of Desert Nature is about the desert.
Rather … it’s human nature that we encounter delving into this collection of essays. The writers reminisce on their own beingness as they encountering one specific desert: the Sonoran. The Sonoron is the desert covers vast area in the Southwest United States and Northwest Mexico. Most of the essays focus on Tucson and its environs.
For our guests, living on the edge of the desert also has meaning … what is the nature of desert nature?
I was joined by Caroline Bhalla and Stacy Patterson for this book club conversation.