2020 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 2020 is "This Land."

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The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption By Dahr Jamail Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620975978
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Published: New Press - March 10th, 2020

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A Nail the Evening Hangs on By Monica Sok Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595608
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 25th, 2020

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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525562795
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020

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Infinite Detail: A Novel By Tim Maughan Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374175412
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - March 5th, 2019

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In the Country of Women: A Memoir By Susan Straight Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220205
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Published: Catapult - August 25th, 2020

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In the Country of Women: A Memoir By Susan Straight Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226226
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Published: Catapult - August 6th, 2019

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The Gifted School: A Novel By Bruce Holsinger Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525534976
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 30th, 2020

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We Cast a Shadow: A Novel By Maurice Carlos Ruffin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525509073
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Published: One World - February 4th, 2020

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present By David Treuer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399573194
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives By Viet Thanh Nguyen (Editor), David Bezmozgis (Contributions by), Thi Bui (Contributions by), Reyna Grande (Contributions by), Aleksandar Hemon (Contributions by), Vu Tran (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Viet Thanh Nguyen (Editor), David Bezmozgis (Contributions by), Thi Bui (Contributions by), Reyna Grande (Contributions by), Aleksandar Hemon (Contributions by), Vu Tran (Contributions by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781419735110
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Published: Abrams Press - April 16th, 2019

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The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption By Dahr Jamail Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781620972342
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Published: New Press - January 15th, 2019

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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525521037
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

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The Gifted School: A Novel By Bruce Holsinger Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780525534969
Published: Riverhead Books - July 2nd, 2019

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We Cast a Shadow: A Novel By Maurice Carlos Ruffin Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509066
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Published: One World - January 29th, 2019

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present By David Treuer Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594633157
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 22nd, 2019

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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives By Viet Thanh Nguyen (Editor), David Bezmozgis (Contributions by), Thi Bui (Contributions by), Reyna Grande (Contributions by), Aleksandar Hemon (Contributions by), Vu Tran (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Viet Thanh Nguyen (Editor), David Bezmozgis (Contributions by), Thi Bui (Contributions by), Reyna Grande (Contributions by), Aleksandar Hemon (Contributions by), Vu Tran (Contributions by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781419729485
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Published: Abrams Press - April 10th, 2018

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image: stack of books (Great Circle, Caste, Gunfight, Outlawed, Arsonists' City, Final Revival of Opal & Nev, Ledger, Braiding Sweetgrass, Civil Resistance, Evicted)   Chautauqua's Heart book cover   2021 CLSC Selections, stacked