read here and here for more on miriam toews, the author of our book club selection women talking. these articles provide useful, detailed context for the novel, and were cited during our discussion on saturday, october 19, at the fort greene studio. you can also listen to this very thorough interview with miriam toews on the “between the covers” podcast.
shala teachers share their favorite books, documentaries, and talks on issues of race and ethnicity.
follow this link to our book club poll. vote for the book you’d most like to see selected as the shala book club’s next read.
with our next book club meeting slated for october 1, we are excited to announce paul beatty’s the sellout as our summer reading selection.
described by Kevin Young of the New York Times as a “metaphorical multicultural pot almost too hot to touch,” the sellout most certainly stands on its own. we have, however, selected two powerful supporting texts to be read alongside beatty’s brilliant satire: citizen by claudia rankine and between the world and me by ta-nehisi coates.
please read one, two, or all three books in preparation for our discussion and potluck in september! date and time TBD.
We kicked off the Shala Book Club redux with Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies. Next up is Paul Kalanithi’s “great, indelible” memoir, When Breath Becomes Air. Book club discussion facilitated by Melanie Parker and potluck on Saturday, April 16th, from 5:45 to 7:15pm.