2018 CLSC Selections

 CLSC logoReading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming.

Each summer, the CLSC chooses at least nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.

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 2018 is “Disruption.”

Olio Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781940696201
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Published: Wave Books - April 5th, 2016

Tyehimba Jess will give his CLSC Roundtable presentation as a 10:45 Amphitheater lecture on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.


The Signal Flame Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501126383
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 12th, 2017

Andrew Krivák's CLSC presentation will take place Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 3:30 in the Hall of Philosophy.


Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781627792769
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Published: Metropolitan Books - November 21st, 2017

Caroline Fraser will present this Week 2 CLSC Selection on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 3:30 in the Hall of Philosophy.


The Changeling Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 6th, 2018

A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

Amor Towles will present Week 4 2018 CLSC Selection A Gentleman in Moscow July 19th, 2018 at the Hall of Philosophy.


Other Russias Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997031843
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Published: n+1 Books - March 7th, 2017

Artist and Activist Victoria Lomasko will present her collection Other Russias July 17th, 2018 (Week 4).


Call Me Zebra Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780544944602
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 6th, 2018

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi's CLSC presentation of Call Me Zebra will take place at the Hall of Philosophy on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 3:30 (Week 5).


Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393249316
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

Jessica Bruder will present this Week 6 CLSC selection Thursday, August 2nd 2018 at 3:30 in the Hall of Philosophy.


The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250131881
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Published: Picador USA - May 9th, 2017

The Song Poet was a 2017 Chautauqua Prize Finalist. 

Kao Kalia Yang's CLSC presentation will be held 3:30 Thursday August 9th 2018 at the Hall of Philosophy.


The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam (Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820351179
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2017

Paisley Rekdal's CLSC presentation will be held 3:30 Tuesday August 14th 2018 at the Hall of Philosophy.


Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781416580522
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 11th, 2010

Doug Stanton will present this Week 9 CLSC selection Thursday, August 23rd 2018 at 3:30 in the Hall of Philosophy.


The Signal Flame Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126376
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 24th, 2017


The Changeling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812995947
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - June 13th, 2017

Victor LaValle will present this Week 3 CLSC Selection on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3:30 in the Hall of Philosophy.


A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780735288522
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Published: Penguin Audiobooks - September 6th, 2016

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781627794947
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Published: Metropolitan Books - May 10th, 2016

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of Us Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781416580515
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 5th, 2009