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.

We’re happy to announce we’ve partnered with Left Bank Books to stock Special Collections Book Club selections and offer participants a discount during the month before and the month of each meeting.

For more information, see the Left Bank Books website. Thanks to Left Bank Books for this awesome local partnership!

Currently Reading

“The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry (2017)
A novel, set in late 19th-century England, about an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent. It explores questions about science and religion, skepticism, and faith, independence and love.

Discussion and Primary Sources Presentation
Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m.
King Center, 7th Floor of Becker Library

Registration is encouraged but not required.
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Future Reading

“Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood (1996)
“The Alchemist’s Daughter” by Katharine McMahon (2006)

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