SIMRES

HOLY MōLī

Albatross and Other Ancestors

SATURNA ISLAND, BC

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 1PM

Saturna Community Hall
$10 at door, 18 years and under are free
refreshments served

Cover of the book, Holy Moli

HOB OSTERLUND

Author

Laysan albatross sport many superlative qualities. They live long—sometimes longer than sixty years— and spend the majority of their time airborne, gliding across vast oceanic expanses. They are model mates and devoted parents, and in nesting season, they rack up inconceivable mileage just to nd supper for their chicks waiting on Hawaii’s islands.

It is from the island of Kauai that Holy Mōlī takes ight. Osterlund relates a true tale of courage, celebration and grief—of patience, affection and resilience. This is the story of how albatross guided the author on her own long journey, retracing distances and decades, back to the origin of a binding bargain she struck when she was ten years old, shortly after her mother’s death.

Holy Mōlī is a natural history of the albatross, a moving memoir of grief, and a soaring tribute to ancestors. Please join us to hear Hob talk about laysan albatross and her life changing experiences with them.

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