Welcome back to the new semester!  We have three wonderful books to talk about this fall;  good to read and to discuss.


First up is Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior.  The New York Times review says:  This is fiction rich in empathy, wit and science.  Like the butterflies that astonish Feathertown, Kingsolvian gifts are “fierce and wondrous,” “colors moving around like fire.” It’s a novel about climate change and it’s been called dazzling and brilliant.  We will discuss this on Wednesday October 2.  We have both print and audio (read wonderfully by the author) here for you to borrow.

On Nov 13 we will meet to talk about a nonfiction title, Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen.  The subtitle is “Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats.”  It’s a memoir about growing up with family secrets and government secrets, about the dangers of the radiation her town lives with.  Finally, on Dec. 4 we will talk about a novel set during the siege of Leningrad, a title chosen by the TYP program, some of whose students will join us for the discussion.  That book is City of Thieves by David Benioff.

I look forward to all three of our discussions, held from 12:30-1:30 in the Library Periodicals Room on the dates mentioned.  Please come borrow Flight Behavior and join us on October 2!  

See you soon,

APaluckAnne Paluck is a reference librarian in the Jean Burr Smith Library here at MxCC. She has been coordinating the MxCC Book Club since 2004.