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September 2018

Book Discussion: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

September 24
5:30 pm

The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. Roz Chast's graphic memoir features her parents in their final years and highlights the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »

Book Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

September 26
3:00 pm

"Green" and "sustainable" have become such buzzwords, they have almost lost their meanings. This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »

Book Discussion: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

September 26
7:00 pm

The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

September 30
1:30 pm

This series examines, through excellent works of fiction, the formation of unions in different industries, the often cruel and callous calculus behind labor negotiations, and the people who suffered, fought, and died as part of the labor battle. Read More »

October 2018

Book Discussion: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

October 3
6:30 pm

Part of the African American Experience: South to North series. Throughout the 20th century, African-Americans fled southern states to escape persecution and seek opportunities further north. This series pairs Isabel Wilkerson's masterful history of this Great Migration with fiction and memoir that illuminate the north/south divide. Read More »

Book Discussion: Poetry 180 edited by Billy Collins

October 6
1:00 pm

Join us to discuss poems from this rich anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by form America's Poet Laureate Billy Collins. This book is a past Vermont Reads pick. Read More »

Book Discussion: Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

October 8
7:00 pm

Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them—and the rewards are many. Read More »

Book Discussion: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

October 8
7:30 pm

These books take the reader deeply inside the world of someone experiencing life differently from the rest of us. Topics include bipolar disorder, physical disability, and Alzheimer ’s disease. Read More »

Book Discussion: Cane by Jean Toomer

Throughout the 20th century, African-Americans fled southern states to escape persecution and seek opportunities further north. This series pairs Isabel Wilkerson's masterful history of this Great Migration with fiction and memoir that illuminate the north/south divide. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Line Becomes A River by Francisco Cantu

October 18
10:00 am

Part of the Border Crosssing series. A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to present-day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

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