Announced 2021 CLSC Selections

Readiteal CLSC medallionng 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 2021 is "The People."

This year's first events will take place in the spring -- so don't wait to get your books!  Stay tuned for more announcements.

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On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - April 14th, 2020

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The Riches of This Land: The Untold, True Story of America's Middle Class Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541767836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: PublicAffairs - August 11th, 2020

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Your House Will Pay: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062868848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

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Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525522294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - March 10th, 2020

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Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250239419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Business Days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 5th, 2021

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Your House Will Pay: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062868855
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Business Days
Published: Ecco - October 15th, 2019

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Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250239402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - March 3rd, 2020

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Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525522317
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now. Ordering this item may delay the shipment of the rest of your order.
Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

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On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220564
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now. Ordering this item may delay the shipment of the rest of your order.
Published: Catapult - April 13th, 2021

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