2019 BOOKS & AUTHORS

Thursday, July 02, 2020 | 03:30pm

Dahr Jamail, CLSC Author, The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

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Like no other book, The End of Ice offers a firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.

Location: Hall of Philosophy

Thursday, July 09, 2020 | 03:30pm

Monica Sok, CLSC Author, A Nail the Evening Hangs On

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In her debut collection, Monica Sok uses poetry to reshape a family’s memory about the Khmer Rouge regime—memory that is both real and imagined—according to a child of refugees.

Location: Hall of Philosophy

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 03:30pm

John Hoppenthaler presents The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

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Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades.

Location: Hall of Philosophy

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 03:30pm

Susan Straight, CLSC Author, In the Country of Women

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In the Country of Women is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women.

Location: Hall of Philosophy

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 03:30pm

Maurice Carlos Ruffin, CLSC Author, We Cast a Shadow

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This electrifying, hallucinatory novel is at once a keen satire of surviving racism in America and a profoundly moving family story.

Location: Hall of Philosophy

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 03:30pm

David Treuer, CLSC Author, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

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In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes’ distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival.

Location: Hall of Philosophy

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 03:30pm

Viet Thanh Nguyen, CLSC Author, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

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Viet Nguyen brings together writers originally from Mexico, Bosnia, Iran, Afghanistan, Soviet Ukraine, Hungary, Chile, Ethiopia, and others to make their stories heard.

Location: Hall of Philosophy