This round, our book discussion is immersed in a theme of humankind and the natural world. Our next Food for Thought selection is a heavy lift, but after the fiction and poetry we have read, set so intensely in the natural world, this book will lend us the accuracy and language to understand contemporary interconnections between humans and the natural world. The book opens with the words, “It is worse, much worse than you think.” Read an NPR review here.
Author Tamiko Beyer writes in the Georgia Review of Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s Oceanic, “The poet reminds her readers that as human beings of all races and genders, we must stay open to the world. We must forge connections with other humans and the nonhuman—and remain vulnerable.”
You can find copies of the book through YSU Maag Library via OhioLink, the Copper Canyon Press website, and the YSU Barnes & Noble. Continue reading
Join us for a discussion of the highly awarded memoir My Own Country. The author, Abraham Verghese, a physician who grew up in Ethiopia, writes about his experiences as a doctor in rural Tennessee. Read a review of the book here.
We will meet at Cultivate Cafe, 901 Elm St., on Wednesday, April 11, from 6:00-7:00 pm. If you would like to order a bite to eat, please arrive well before the counter closes at 6:00.
We are in the midst of a series of books that explore the American experience. Peruse the rest of the titles here. Haven’t read the book yet? No worries. Join us.
We continue our exploration of the rich diversity of the American experience with this National Book Award winner set on the Ojibwe reservation in contemporary North Dakota.
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00-7:00, Cultivate Cafe, 901 Elm St.
If you wish to order dinner at Cultivate, please arrive well before the kitchen closes at 6:00. We thank Cultivate for staying open late to host our discussion.
Read a New York Times review of The Round House here. The rest of the titles in this series are listed here. Please note that the author of our December title will be a First Wednesday reader Wednesday November 1, 7:15, at The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St.
Our new series examines the rich diversity of the American experience. The first title is The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar, a novelist who emigrated from India at age 21 and now teaches at Case Western Reserve.
The Weight of Heaven is about an American couple who move to India for the husband’s job, after they have lost their only child.
We will discuss the book at Cultivate Co-op Cafe, 901 Elm St., 5:00-6:00, Thursday, September 14.
The rest of the titles in this series are listed here.