Winter Sojourn Author Study

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September 7, 2021 to January 11, 2022

The Winter Sojourn Author Study is a book discussion series designed to enhance the experience of reading our Winter Sojourn festival authors. Whether you choose to join in for one or all four titles, participants read and gather to talk about works from each of the featured writers. Bud Werner Library provides book copies on loan for each group discussion.

The discussion titles for Winter Sojourn discussion are:

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter

The Shadow King by Mazza Mengiste

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida

Led by Circulation Services Manager, Michelle Dover, we offer lunchtime and evening discussions. Participation is free, and the study is limited to 15 participants per meeting. The Library is still determining whether these will be virtual or in-person book discussions, with registration opening and updates about meeting locations expected by mid-summer.

Lunchtime Discussions

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    Winter Sojourn Author Study: Fuzz
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room or Virtually via Zoom
    Join science writer, Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.
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    Winter Sojourn Author Study: We Run the Tides
    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room or Virtually via Zoom
    "An enigmatic tale of adolescent friendship, a disappearance, and coming-of-age is smart...as knowing about the heart of a teenage girl as an Elena Ferrante novel".-O Magazine

Evening Discussions

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    Winter Sojourn Author Study: Shadow King
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room or Virtually via Zoom
    "Beautiful, horrifying, elegant, and haunted, The Shadow King is a modern classic." -Andrew Sean Greer
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    Winter Sojourn Author Study: Cold Millions
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room or Virtually via Zoom
    Spokane in 1909—brothers Gig and Rye arrive from Montana, they land in a town teeming with interesting characters. 
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    Winter Sojourn Author Study: Fuzz
    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room or Virtually via Zoom
    Join science writer, Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.
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    Winter Sojourn Author Study: We Run the Tides
    Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room or Virtually via Zoom
    "An enigmatic tale of adolescent friendship, a disappearance, and coming-of-age is smart...as knowing about the heart of a teenage girl as an Elena Ferrante novel".-O Magazine