Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle Books

clsc selection badgeThe 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.

Click the links below for recent season selections.  (Out-of-print titles will not be included.  The entire CLSC backlist is available as a pdf.)

 

  Announced 2022 Selections 

  2021 Selections 

  2020 Selections 

  2019 Selections 

 2018 Selections 

 2017 Selections 

 2016 Selections 

  2015 Selections 

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in progress; more to come

Other Suggestions from Past Years:

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The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

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Beet: A Novel Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780061344282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - January 27th, 2009

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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780393337761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2009

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The Cutting Season: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061802065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - September 17th, 2013

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Caleb's Crossing: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143121077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 24th, 2012

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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

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City of Light Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385337649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - August 26th, 2003

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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307718976
Availability: Not on our shelves, but we can order this for you!
Published: Crown - January 26th, 2016

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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393351644
Availability: Not on our shelves, but we can order this for you!
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2015

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385528207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - January 11th, 2011

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A Fierce Radiance: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061252525
Availability: Not on our shelves, but we can order this for you!
Published: Harper Perennial - March 29th, 2011

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image: stack of books (Caste, Gunfight, Outlawed, Arsonists' City, Final Revival of Opal & Nev, Ledger, Braiding Sweetgrass, Civil Resistance, Evicted)  display image of canvas tote with CLSC imprint in green  Chautauqua's Heart book cover   2021 CLSC Selections, stacked