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 by program order.

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

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Kindred By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America By Beth Macy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316551304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - August 6th, 2019

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom By David W. Blight Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781416590316
Availability: Not on our shelves, but we can order this for you!
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

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

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The Ensemble: A Novel By Aja Gabel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735214774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 25th, 2019

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

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My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel By Oyinkan Braithwaite Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525564201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

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

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

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

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