Let’s Talk About It

Join us for the 2018 Danny Miller Memorial Let’s Talk About It lecture series!

Each program in the series will offer a book discussion led by Northern Kentucky University faculty.

“The Reader”

“The Reader” by Bernhard Schlink
Tuesday, September 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cold Spring Branch
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The narrative weaves together the past and present of an unlikely couple, Michael Berg and Hannah Schmitz, whose lives were affected in vastly different ways by the horrors of the Nazi era.

Discussion led by Nancy Jentsch, professor of World Languages and Literatures.

“The Story of My Teeth”

“The Story of My Teeth” by Valeria Luiselli
Tuesday, September 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cold Spring Branch
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This wacky and comedic novel strings together threads of philosophy, literature and fine art using the vehicle of an auctioneer who collects the false teeth of famous people.

Discussion led by Caryn Connelly, associate professor of World Languages and Literatures.

“Bury Your Dead”

“Bury Your Dead” by Louise Penny
Tuesday, October 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cold Spring Branch
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An obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder in this Chief Inspector Gamache thriller.

Discussion led by Dr. Steve Gores, professor of English.

“Exit West”

“Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid
Tuesday, October 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Cold Spring Branch
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One of the New York Times’ 10 best books of 2017, this novel tells the story of Nadia and Saeed, a young woman and young man who meet as students in an unnamed city.

Discussion led by Tonya Krouses, professor of English.

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