2019 CLSC Selections

 Reading 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 2019 is "Collaborations."

The full list of 11 titles has been announced.  Books are arranged with the most recently announced at the top.

Please note that Salt Houses has been replaced by Swimmer Among the Stars.  Readers of Alyan's Salt Houses may still count the book toward their CLSC reading list if registered by Aug. 25 2019.

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393353631
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 24th, 2017

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780385544238
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - November 20th, 2018

Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250160126
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - March 13th, 2018

Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, a Friendship Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781571313690
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 18th, 2018

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781416590316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019

Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 2004

Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316551243
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 7th, 2018

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393355550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

The Ensemble: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735214767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 15th, 2018