2020 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: CHQ Assembly

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: CHQ Assembly

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: CHQ Assembly

Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 03:30pm

Tim Maughan, CLSC Author, Infinite Detail

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A timely and uncanny portrait of a world in the wake of fake news, diminished privacy, and a total shutdown of the Internet.

Location: CHQ Assembly

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: CHQ Assembly

Thursday, August 06, 2020 | 03:30pm

Bruce Holsinger, CLSC Author, The Gifted School

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Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies.

Location: CHQ Assembly

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: CHQ Assembly

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: CHQ Assembly

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: CHQ Assembly