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*DIGITAL* Vermont Department of Libraries ABLE Library: Single Book Discussion: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

January 19
2:00 pm

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Patrons of the ABLE library are welcome to join this book discussion. Books are available on loan from the library. The discussion will be led by Suzanne H. Brown.

We Contain Multitudes, our Vermont Reads choice for 2021, is a novel in letters. It tells the paired stories of two very different teenage boys who are initially reluctant to participate in a pen-pal assignment from their high school English teacher, but ultimately grow well beyond the boundaries of the school project to reveal earth-shattering revelations about themselves and their families.

About Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown is a retired Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College and has led Vermont Humanities Council and New Hampshire Humanities Council book discussions for over 30 years. Focusing on 19th and 20th century American and English literature, she holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She has published her own short fiction and articles on the short story form. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany and received a fiction-writing grant from the New Hampshire Arts Council.


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