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Active Citizens Group Reads Give People Money

09/30/2018 - 4:00PM

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 30 - Give People Money by Annie Lowrey Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your bank account, with nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy. But it has become one of the most...

Elliot Ackerman, Waiting for Eden

10/02/2018 - 7:00PM

From the National Book Award finalist, a breathtakingly spare and shattering new novel that traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives. Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. He has never even met their young daughter. And he will never again see the friend and fellow soldier who didn't make it back home--and who narrates the novel. But on Christmas, the one day Mary is not at...

Keith, O'Brien, Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

10/03/2018 - 7:00PM

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi‑day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women...

GennaRose Nethercott, The Lumberjack's Dove: A Poem

10/04/2018 - 7:00PM

GennaRose Nethercott will be in conversation with local author Jedediah Berry, author of The Manual of Detection. This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College English Department.  A boldly original and visceral debut collection from the winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Louise Gluck In the ingenious and vividly imagined narrative poem The Lumberjack’s Dove, GennaRose Nethercott describes a lumberjack who cuts his hand off with an axe—...

Crime Club Reads Not a Sound

10/08/2018 - 7:00PM

The Crime Club reads one paperback mystery a month and its discussions are led by Joanne Picard. The group typically meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.  Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m.. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please...

Archer Mayor, Bury the Lead

10/09/2018 - 7:00PM

Joe Gunther and the VBI team are investigating a murder and an arson case—both potentially related to an outbreak of ebola. When the body of a young woman is found near a trail at a popular ski mountain, the case falls to Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI). They quickly have a suspect, Mick Durocher, and a confession, but not everyone on the team is convinced. Despite Mick’s ready admission, investigators quickly sense there might be more going on than is...

Eva Paus, Confronting Dystopia: The New Technological Revolution and the Future of Work

10/11/2018 - 5:00PM

This event is co-sponsored by The Mount Holyoke College McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives & the Economics Dept. In Confronting Dystopia, a distinguished group of scholars analyze the implications of the ongoing technological revolution for jobs, working conditions, and income. Focusing on the economic and political implications of AI, digital connectivity, and robotics for both the Global North and the Global South, they move beyond diagnostics to seek solutions that offer better...

Micah Perks, True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape

10/15/2018 - 7:00PM

Magical and funny, profound and seductive, the linked stories in True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape explore the life-bending power of love. In these interwoven lives, ardent desire meets a keen sense of reality deep in the heart of progressive California. When Sadie opens a funky bookstore in Santa Cruz, she is swept off her feet by Daniel, a true-blue romantic--athletic, bookish, from Santiago, Chile. Their connection is heady and erotic, and it echoes through the love lives...

Jennifer Baker, Alexander Chee, and Nelly Rosario, Everyday People: The Color of Life

10/16/2018 - 7:00PM

This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Weissman Center.  In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil...

B.A. Shapiro, The Collector's Apprentice

10/17/2018 - 7:00PM

It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris--broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiance, George Everard. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father's art collection, prove her innocence--and...

Shakespeare Group Reads As You Like It

10/21/2018 - 11:00AM

The Shakespeare Club reads one play each month and its discussions are led by UMass Professor Arthur Kinney. The group typically meets the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. Until further notice the book club meetings will be held at Professor Kinney's house. Please contact the store for more details.   October 21, 11:00am - As You Like It

The Open Fiction Book Group Reads White Tears

10/22/2018 - 6:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books.  October 22, 6:00pm - White Tears by Harry Kunzru Seth is a shy, awkward twentysomething. Carter is more glamorous, the heir to a great American fortune. But they share an obsession with music--...

Carl Zimmer, She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

10/23/2018 - 4:30PM

This event is sponsored by the Science Center at Mount Holyoke College.   Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people...

Amy Siskind, The List

10/23/2018 - 7:00PM

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Weissman Center and the Politics Department.    The shocking first-draft history of the Trump regime, and its clear authoritarian impulses, based on the viral Internet phenom “The Weekly List.”   In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive and the founder of The New Agenda, began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump...

Sharon Saline, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life

10/24/2018 - 7:00PM

A veteran psychologist presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life    You’ve read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you’re still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles.   What if you could work with your child, motivating and engaging them in the process, to create...

Joanne V. Creighton, The Educational Odyssey of a Woman College President

10/25/2018 - 4:30PM

Concentrating her scholarly work on authors William Faulkner, Joyce Carol Oates, and Margaret Drabble, Joanne V. Creighton is the author of four books of literary criticism. Her writings also include public commentary on educational policy issues and unwavering advocacy for the liberal arts and the education of women worldwide. In addition to her time at Mount Holyoke, she has held academic and administrative positions at Wayne State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro,...

Active Citizens Group Reads One Person, No Vote

10/28/2018 - 4:00PM

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.   October 28, 4:00 p.m. - One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson   In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of...

Suzanne Matson, Ultraviolet

10/30/2018 - 7:00PM

Suzanne Matson's engrossing and intimate new novel, Ultraviolet, centers on Kathryn--the daughter of Elsie and mother of Samantha--while illuminating the lives of three generations of women, each more independent than the last. Their stories open in 1930s India, where Elsie lives with her authoritarian missionary husband and their children. Returning to the American Midwest as a teenager, Kathryn feels alienated and restless. When she loses her mother prematurely to a stroke, she escapes to...

Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Darkest Star

11/14/2018 - 7:00PM

In the world of the Lux, secrets thrive, lies shatter, and love is undeniable. #1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout brings her trademark drama and intrigue to a new romantic YA science fiction series with The Darkest Star. A girl pulled into in a world she doesn't understand finds herself confronted by long-buried secrets, a betrayal that could tear her life apart...and Armentrout's most swoon-worthy book boyfriend yet. Seventeen-year-old...

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