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Open Fiction Club - Shipping News

10/23/2017 - 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  6:00 pm. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your book.   Monday, October 23, 6:00 pm - Shipping News by Annie Proulx   About the Book:   Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx's The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic...

Robert Olmstead, Savage Country

10/24/2017 - 7:00PM

Tuesday, October 24, 7:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   In September 1873, Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband's folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. With no money, no family, no job or security, she hopes to salvage something of her former life and the lives of the hired men and their families who depend on her. The buffalo hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, was his last hope for saving...

Crossings and Rasanblaj: Performing Anthropological Interventions, Gina Athena Ulysse

10/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Thursday, October 26, 7:00pm Hooker Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College   Gina Athena Ulysse will speak on "Crossings and Rasanblaj: Performing Anthropological Interventions." This hybrid presentation will combine excerpts from three performance projects to explore burning questions about confronting history, disciplinary boundaries/subjects and musings on why anthropology matters now more than ever.  The 45-50 minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A. ...

Active Citizens Book Group - Democracy in Chains

10/29/2017 - 4:00PM

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 at4:00pm , and is led by Joan Grenier and Jon Weissman.   Sunday, October 29, 4:00pm - Democracy in Chains   An explosive expose of the right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education...

C. Morgan Babst, The Floating World

10/30/2017 - 7:00PM

Monday, October 30, 7:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   *The November First Editions Club pick! Learn more about the First Editions Club Here.*     A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdores, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family's fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave...

Dan Golden, Spy Schools

11/01/2017 - 7:00PM

Wednesday, November 1, 7:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage—and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.   Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged as a frontline in the global spy game. In a knowledge-based economy, universities are repositories of valuable information and research, where...

A Conversation With Dr. Beverly Tatum: Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race, 20th Anniversary

11/02/2017 - 7:30PM

Thursday, November 2, 7:30pm Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin, Mount Holyoke College   Former Dean of Faculty and Acting President of Mount Holyoke College, and Ninth President of Spelman College (2002-2015),Dr. Tatum is widely recognized as a race relations expert and leader in higher education.  Her areas of research include racial identity development and the role of race in the classroom. She is the author of Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School...

Gregory Maguire, Hiddensee

11/05/2017 - 4:00PM

Sunday, November 5, 4:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked and to Wonderland in After Alice, Maguire now takes us to the realms of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffmann-- the enchanted Black Forest of Bavaria and the salons of Munich. Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy...

Olivia Hoblitzelle, Aging with Wisdom: Reflections, Stories and Teachings

11/07/2017 - 7:00PM

Tuesday, November 7, 7:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   How do we find beauty and meaning in old age? How do we overturn the paradigm of ageism? How do we age consciously and cultivate an inner life resilient enough to withstand the vicissitudes of old age? An extended meditation on how to age consciously and embrace life in all its fullness and wonder, Aging with Wisdom answers these questions.   Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle is a writer, therapist and teacher. She...

Reception and Book Salon with Gail Hornstein

11/08/2017 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, November 8, 6:00pm Five College Women's Studies Research Center   Reception and Book Salon with Gail Hornstein on Agnes's Jacket: A Psychologist's Search for the Meanings of Madness Join us for a reception and book salon celebrating the new edition of Agnes's Jacket: A Psychologist's Search for the Meanings of Madness: Revised and Updated with a New Epilogue by the Author (Routledge, 2017) by Gail Hornstein (Professor of Psychology, Mount Holyoke College). Discussants:...

Finn Murphy, The Long Haul

11/09/2017 - 7:00PM

Thursday, November 9, 7:00pm  The Odyssey Bookshop   More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.   In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move...

John Hodgman, Vacationland

11/10/2017 - 7:00PM

Friday, November 10, 7:00pm Shea Theater, Turner's Falls   Tickets: Here     Although his career as a bestselling author and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now.    Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged...

Crime Club + Open Fiction Club Join Meeting - Danger Underground *With the Author*

11/13/2017 - 6:00PM

The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Ellen Meeropol. 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.  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: ...

Andrea Lawlor, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

11/14/2017 - 7:00PM

Tuesday, November 14, 7:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   Co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College English Department.    It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women’s Studies major to trade, Paul...

Elif Babül, Bureaucratic Intimacies: Translating Human Rights in Turkey

11/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Thursday, November 16, 7:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop    Human rights are politically fraught in Turkey, provoking suspicion and scrutiny among government workers for their anti-establishment left-wing connotations. Nevertheless, with eyes worldwide trained in Turkish politics, and with accession to the European Union underway, Turkey's human rights record remains a key indicator of its governmental legitimacy. Bureaucratic Intimacies shows how government workers encounter...

Archer Mayor, Trace

11/17/2017 - 7:00PM

Friday, November 17, 7:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   The Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) has been pulled onto three cases at the same time; meanwhile, VBI head Joe Gunther has to take time off to care for his ailing mother.   Those cases are now in the hands of the individual investigators. Sammie Martens is assigned a murder case. The victim is a young woman, the roommate of the daughter of Medical Examiner Beverly Hillstrom. A recent transplant from Albany, New York, Sammie...

Ruth Lehrer, Being Fishkill Book Launch!

11/18/2017 - 4:00PM

Saturday, November 18, 4:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   *ASL interpreters provided*   Fishkill Carmel fends for herself, with her fists if need be — until a thwarted lunch theft introduces her to strange, sunny Duck-Duck and a chance for a new start. Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel,...

Shakespeare Sunday - Rome & Juliet

11/19/2017 - 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., on the College Street/upper level of the store. Please use the side door to enter the bookshop as the group meets before the store opens. Sunday, November 19, 11:00am - Romeo & Juliet      

Gerald A. Cohen, Beyond the Images: The Insightful Memoir of a Life in Medicine

11/19/2017 - 4:00PM

Sunday, November 19, 4:00pm The Odyssey Bookshop   Guests/Attendees will also enjoy a taste of select recipes from his memoir--Jerry Cohen’s Two-Fork Tuna on Triscuit Crackers, Pigs in Blankets with his Homemade Mustard, Jujyfruits, and the infamous Shmoo sauce.   **IMPORTANT: This is a Print-on-Demand book. Please pre-order by October 27th in order to ensure that you will receive a copy in time for the event! Click here to order.**   Beyond the Images...

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