On Thursday, October 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series, author Mary Soderstrom explores the routes of humans’ mass migrations, the subject of her latest book, Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move/
A review on amazon.ca reads “Accessible and entertaining, Road Through Time begins with the story of how anatomically modern humans left Africa to populate the world. She (Mary) then carries us along the Silk Road in Central Asia, and tells of roads built for war in Persia, the Andes, and the Roman Empire. She sails across the seas, and introduces the first railways, all before plunking us down in the middle of a massive, modern freeway.
The book closes with a view from the end of the road, literally and figuratively, asking, can we meet the challenges presented by a mode of travel dependent on hydrocarbons, or will we decline, like so many civilizations that have come before us?”
In addition to being a novelist, short story and nonfiction writer, Mary is also the faithful discussion leader of the Atwater Library Book Club. For more information about either the lunchtime series or the book club go to atwater.ca or phone 514.935.7344.