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Continental Drift Discussion 3/15/13

Hello Broad Street Book Nerds! This is a gentle reminder that we’ll gather at 7pm this Friday, March 15, to discuss Continental Drift by Russell Banks. Goodreads includes some good reviews should anyone want to take a peek before we … Continue reading

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Discussion of Oshinsky’s “Polio” 11/9

Hello Broad Street Book Nerds! This is a a gentle reminder that we’ll gather to discuss David Oshinsky’s Polio: An American Story tomorrow evening (11/9) at 7pm at Jared’s place. For directions, please e-mail Jared directly at shenkje@gmail.com

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Poet Mary Oliver Shares Her Musings from “A Thousand Mornings”

A very happy Monday, gentle readers.  I’d like to take a moment and share a tranquil and enjoyable NPR story about Mary Oliver’s new collection of poetry, A Thousand Mornings. In the interview, Oliver reflects on her disciplined morning routine and her … Continue reading

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New York Times Reports on Drop in Life Expectancy for Less Educated Whites

Though this is a news story from a few weeks ago, I thought it may be worthwhile mentioning on Broad Street Book Nerds. It’s a rather unexpected outcome of recent research, but in late September, the New York Times reported … Continue reading

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Alice Walker offers essential young activist reading list

Spelman College, long known for its history as a cultural center for Black arts in America, recently hosted author Alice Walker at the Women’s Research and Resource Center. The center, founded in 1981, focuses on women and children in social … Continue reading

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Liar’s Club Discussion 9/14

Hello all Broad Street Book Nerds! I know it’s been a while since we connected, so I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer working on gardening and canned goods (after our rousing discussions about Animal, Vegetable, Miracle on June … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Discussion 6/29/12!

Hello, Broad Street Book Nerds! It’s been a busy couple months as we’ve flown into summer and all of the outdoor time involved here in Minnesota. And what better time to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” right?! This book … Continue reading

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