If you participated in the Osher Book Club last semester, you know how much fun it is - if not join us this time around! So many great new books; read them and then join your fellow Osher members for collective reflection, critique, rumination, and enjoyment.
There are no book clubs currently being offered this term. Please check back in Fall 2018.
Known for his reporting, essays and short stories, American writer George Saunders’ first full-length novel — Lincoln in the Bardo — quickly became a New York Times bestseller. It centers on the death of Abraham Lincoln’s son William “Willie” Wallace Lincoln, and the president’s grief at his loss. The bulk of the novel, which takes place over the course of a single evening, is set in the bardo — an intermediate space between life and rebirth. This experimental novel received critical acclaim, and won the 2017 Man Booker Prize. Time magazine listed it as one of its top 10 novels of 2017. This redefining of a historical novel offers enormous opportunities for discussion.
Format: 10% Lecture, 90% Interactive discussion