Dean’s Book Club

Event:
Dean’s Book Club
Start:
June 14, 2017 6:30 pm
End:
June 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Category:
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Venue:
McGehee Conference Room

The Dean’s Book Club discusses a different book at each meeting, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Books are selected by the group and are available for purchase from the Cathedral Bookstore. All are welcome. The club meets in the McGehee Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m., usually on the first Wednesday of the month.

 

Wednesday, June 14

Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. (From Amazon.com)

“You will not read a more important book about America this year.”—The Economist

Wednesday, September 6

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, by Ari Shavit

As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. (From Amazon.com)

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