Bulldog Book Club, Fall 2011

August 25, 2011 – 8:15 PM

The Bulldog Book Club meets at Jittery Joe’s in the Miller Learning Center, on alternating Tuesdays and Mondays, 3:30-4:30.  Everyone – students, staff, and faculty – welcome.

Fall selections for 2011 are:

  • John Fowles, The Tree.  Tuesday Sept. 6, or Wednesday Sept. 14.  “A provocative meditation on the connection between the natural world and human creativity.”
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. Tuesday Sept. 20 or Wednesday Sept. 28.  “In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness with rich language and evocative imagery.”
  • Neil Shubin, Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body.  Tuesday Oct. 4 or Wednesday, Oct. 12. “This is science writing at its finest—enlightening, accessible and told with irresistible enthusiasm.”
  • Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games.  Tuesday Oct. 18, or Wednesday Oct. 26.  “Collins’s characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing.”
  • Georgette Heyer, The Reluctant Widow. Tuesday Nov. 1 or Wednesday Nov. 9.  “Delightful and purely entertaining. The plot involves comedy, intrigue, espionage, cloaks and daggers, and things going bump in the night – served with a sauce of witty repartee that is the Heyer hallmark.”
  • George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book One.  Tuesday Nov. 15 or Wednesday Nov. 30.  “Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.”

Join us – for one meeting, or all of them!

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