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April 17 - Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.
- Book discussion to be led by Emily Kingery, a professor at St. Ambrose who teaches this book.
- You may want to consider getting a non-electronic version of this book, as it has images.
- The genre is creative nonfiction. The author is African American and writes about her experiences with racism, both directed at her and directed at others in ways that affect her. Read more about it at the link above.
May 15 - The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin
- Ursula K Le Guin was a groundbreaking female science fiction author who passed away in January of 2018.
- In honor of Le Guin, we chose her 1969 novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, which established her as a science fiction author. The novel won both the Nebula and Hugo awards and is included in lists of the most important science fiction novels of all time.
- In keeping with Women's History month, this novel also deals with gender issues, as it is set on a planet where people choose their gender or may be genderless.
- The discussion will be led by Alta Price (who loves Science Fiction and first read this book 40 years ago!)
June 19 - Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen
- This book is longer, so we are giving folks more time to read it.
- We don't have a discussion leader. Volunteer by emailing Alta Price or at one of our upcoming discussions.
- This bestseller may explain how Donald Trump became President. According to Lawrence O'Donnell this book is: “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year."