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BookTalk & Visiting Writers Series – Sunday, March 6

The days are just packed!

On Sunday, March 6, our 2016 BookTalk at BSC series, “Vietnam: War Stories,” will conclude with a discussion of Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien. Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki, Professor of English, will lead that discussion from 1 to 3 p.m. in LEA 204, the Library’s conference room.

After BookTalk, head to the Basin Electric Auditorium at the NECE for the Visiting Writers Series.

Check it all out … BookTalk at BSC and the Visiting Writers Series event!


Going After Cacciato – BookTalk at BSC

Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki, Professor of English, will lead the discussion of Going after Cacciato by Tim O’Brien. This is the final discussion in the BookTalk at BSC 2016 series. We will gather on Sunday, March 6, from 1-3 p.m. in 204 LEA Hall.

Going_after_Cacciato2In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going after Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it’s about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.”  (Source: Amazon description)

Going after Cacciato won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979.

For more information, check out the BookTalk guide.

BookTalk is free & open to all and is supported by the BSC Library and the BSC Foundation.

Join us!  Bring a friend … or two.

Matterhorn – BookTalk at BSC

MatterhornVietnam: War Stories – BookTalk at BSC 2016

BookTalk at BSC, the Library’s annual book discussion series, continues with a discussion of Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes on Sunday, February 7.  Dr. Perry Hornbacher, Professor of History, will lead the discussion in LEA Hall, Room 204, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Matterhorn is an epic war novel about what it is like to be a young man at war. Set during the winter monsoon of 1968-69, it recounts the experiences of a Marine lieutenant and his company, who are dropped as boys into the mountain jungle and forced to fight their way to manhood.  It is a story of courage, camaraderie, and sacrifice.  

Whether you’ve read the book or not, finished it or not, join us.  BookTalk discussions are interesting, fun, free, and open to all.  Bring a friend … or two!

You will be home in plenty of time for the Super Bowl.

For more information, check out this guide.  BookTalk is funded by the BSC Library and a grant from the BSC Foundation.

BookTalk at BSC 2016