Phyllis Weliver Reading & Signing (In-Store)
Award-winning professor and author Phyllis Weliver was in the first wave to fall ill with long COVID. The Arrow Tree: Healing from Long COVID chronicles Weliver's move from the city to a woodland cottage above a Michigan lake in order to regain health. Weliver reflects on the process of integrating mind/body health with the natural world. As she recovers from long-haul COVID, the author draws inspiration from forest bathing, traditional Odawa and Ojibwe culture, ancient Chinese philosophy, and British and American literature. While this memoir may be of special interest to those dealing with chronic illness, Weliver's narrative ultimately addresses how we might all mend from the bruising pace of modern life.
Twice funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities for her scholarly work, Phyllis Weliver is Professor of English at Saint Louis University and Fellow of Gladstone's Library in Wales. Her previous books include Mary Gladstone and the Victorian Salon (Cambridge University Press). She is from Michigan and now lives in Missouri with her husband and son.
This is an in-person event. Masks are required for all attendees. Copies of The Arrow Tree will be available for purchase and signing at the event, courtesy of Subterranean Books.