Special Collections Book Club

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Anyone with an interest in medicine, literature or history is invited to take part in Becker Library’s Special Collections Book Club!

Every few months, we’ll hold a discussion about a novel that features medical history and look at primary sources that bring the story to life.

Current Reading

Year of Wonders book cover“Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks (2001)
A bolt of cloth carries plague to an isolated village. A housemaid emerges as a heroine and healer. Through her eyes, follow the story of the year 1666, as her village confronts disease and superstition. Inspired by the true story of Eyam, England.

Discussion and Primary Sources Presentation
Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.
King Center, 7th Floor of Becker Library

Registration is encouraged but not required.

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Future Reading

“The Nature of Monsters” by Clare Clark (2007)
“The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry (2017)

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