CLSC 2017 Selections

The CLSC is one of the oldest continuous book clubs in America and has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming. Each season the authors of the year's CLSC book selections address the weekly CLSC Roundtable/Lectures in the Hall of Philosophy. The CLSC has brought many Pulitzer Prize and National Book Club award winners to Chautauqua.

The CLSC is organized under a vertical theme each year, which is meant to help readers connect the books with a uniting element.  The theme for 2017 is “Community.”   Selections are listed below in the order in which they appeared in the year's program.

Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316300674
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Published: Lee Boudreaux Books - September 27th, 2016

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062368591
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Published: Ecco Press - August 9th, 2016

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620972250
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Published: New Press - September 6th, 2016

The House on Mango Street Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
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Published: Vintage Books USA - April 3rd, 1991

The Sellout Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador USA - March 1st, 2016

Everybody's Fool Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307454829
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Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017

Everybody's Fool Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780307270641
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 3rd, 2016

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143109426
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Published: Penguin Books - August 2nd, 2016

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780670025626
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Published: Viking - July 28th, 2015

The Candle: Poems of Our 20th Century Holocausts Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780990322177
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Published: Etruscan Press - November 1st, 2016

The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062372147
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2017

The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062372130
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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2016

The Excellent Lombards Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781455564200
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 4th, 2017

The Excellent Lombards Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455564224
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 19th, 2016

Commonwealth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491831
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2017

Commonwealth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491794
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2016