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.
Food for Thought book discussion will be hosted by our community partner Cultivate Cafe, 901 Elm St., on Wednesday, December 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. Haven’t read the book yet? No worries. Join us.
January 15 (Fiction, Short Stories) For a Little While by Rick Bass
February 12 (Nonfiction) The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
March 11 (Fiction, Novel) Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
April 8 (Nonfiction) The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery & Anne Biklé
May 13 (Nonfiction) Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy
Join us for a conversation about Line Study of a Motel Clerk by First Wednesday visiting writer and native daughter Allison Pitinii Davis. Read more about/purchase this poetry collection here.
Food for Thought book discussion will meet at Cultivate Cafe, 901 Elm St., on Wednesday, December 12, 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.
Haven’t read the book yet? No worries. Join us. Here are the remaining titles in this year’s selections by writers who have recently visited the Valley:
January 9 (Historical Novel) Robert Olmstead Savage Country
February 13 (Nonfiction) Austin Channing Brown I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness
March 13 (Novel, Speculative Fiction) Kelly Link Get in Trouble
April 10 (Memoir) Scott Simon Unforgettable
May 15 (Nonfiction) Cokie Roberts Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
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.