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Course Description

"I was keen to write about the times like the present when many things we’ve counted on—like civil governance and unselfish patriotism (and even reliable ice on the North and South poles)—are vanishing,” explains acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver of her 2018 novel, "Unsheltered." Similarly, Richard Powers, winner of a MacArthur genius grant and acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Overstory," also complicates the way the reader thinks about the environment, activism, and our frail connections with nature and each other. To Kingsolver, Powers’s work is “Monumental. . . . A gigantic fable of genuine truths.” Join us to read and discuss these socially, politically, and environmentally alert novels that engage with the wider world and its complications and vulnerabilities. Participation is a key ingredient for this reading experience. | Facilitated discussion; Active participation
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