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Books & Ideas is a Flex activity which provides a forum for the College community to discuss books (both fiction and non-fiction). Books & Ideas sessions are held six times a year (twice in Spring and Fall Semester and once in Winter Session and Summer Session). Anyone can suggest a book at one of the sessions and the group will decide whether or not to read the suggested title. The titles chosen will be announced early in the semester, providing sufficient time for faculty, staff, students and community members to read the selections. The person who selected the title will give a brief critique and then lead a discussion. Contact Peter Hepburn at email@example.com for more information about Books and Ideas, or to suggest a book.
July 18, 2012: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale (presented by Jan Keller); 2:30pm in PDR #3
September 25, 2012: When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle (presented by Sherrill Pennington); 2:30pm in LIBR-242
November 14, 2012: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (presented by Bob Segui); 2:30pm location TBA
March 5, 2013: The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig (presented by Sherrill Pennington); 2:30pm in LIBR 242
July 6 2011: The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (presented by Jan Keller), 2:30pm in LIBR-206.
October 4, 2011: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (presented by Lisa Malley); 2:30pm in LIBR-206.
November 29, 2011: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (presented by Brad Reynolds and Sherrill Pennington); 2:30pm in LIBR-206
January 31, 2012: Wilson by Daniel Clewes (presented by Ron Karlin); 2:30pm in PDR #3
March 6, 2012: Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle (presented by Bob Patenaude); 2:30pm in PDR #3
May 1, 2012: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (presented by Sherrill Pennington); 2:30pm in PDR#3
July 7, 2010: Wine and War by Don and Petie Kladstrup (presented by Diane Ayres); noon at Mimi's Cafe
September 29, 2010: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (presented by Alene Terzian); 2:30 pm in LIBR-206
November 9, 2010: Anthill by Edward O. Wilson (presented by Lisa Malley): 2:30pm in LIBR-206
February 1, 2011: Naming Infinity by Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor (presented by Dennis Morrow and Bob Patenaude); 2:30pm in LIBR-206
March 15, 2011: The Sea by John Banville (presented by Jan Keller); 2:30pm in LIBR-206
May 4, 2011: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (presented by Diane Ayres); 2:30pm in LIBR-206
July 15, 2009: Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris (presented by Diane Ayres and Lea Templer); 2:30 pm in LIBR-206.
September 30, 2009: The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Waoby Junot Diaz (presented by Pierre Etienne); 2:30 pm in LIBR-206.
November 3, 2009: The Angel Maker by Stephan Brijs (presented by Jan Keller)
January 20, 2010: The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (presented by Lea Templer)
March 9, 2010: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (presented by Diane Ayres)
April 21, 2010: The Women by T.C. Boyle (presented by Sherrill Pennington)
Valis by Philip K. Dick (Ron Karlin); The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossein (Susan Cooper and Diane Ayres)i; The Last Lecture by Rany Pausch (Anne Marenco); A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Susan Cooper and Diane Ayres); The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Jan Keller); The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Sherrill Pennington)
Reading Suggestions from the Campus Community:
The Sea by John Banville
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Anthill by Edward O. Wilson
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt
What is the What? by Dave Eggers
Night Villa by Carol Goodman
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Sacks by Rebecca Skloot