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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Book Club July 8: 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind'

June 21, 2019

Join the Webster University Book Club on Monday, July 8, at noon in the Library Conference Room for a discussion of historian, philosopher Yuval Noah Harari bestselling book, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind." Guest expert Michelle Loyet, who has a strong background in archeology and anthropological theory, will lead the discussion. A few copies of the book are available on reserve at the first floor service desk in the Library.

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Book Club Explores 'The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World' May 13

April 16, 2019

Join the Webster University Book Club for a discussion of Andrea Wulf's take on a giant in the history of science in her book, "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World." This far-reaching biography tells of von Humboldt’s scientific exploration, new ideas of science, prolific writing, and immense influence on politicians, artists, scholars, and scientists. Paul Stroble will lead a discussion of the book on Monday, May 13, at noon in the Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome, and there are several copies of the book on reserve at the front desk of the library.

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Book Club: Time Travel, Alternate History Novel '1632' March 25

March 04, 2019

Join the Webster University Book Club on Monday, March 25, at noon in the Library Conference Room for a discussion of Eric Flint's "1632," the first novel in the alternate history book series exploring the effect of transporting a mass of people through time. Kim Kleinman, director of undergraduate advising and science historian, will lead a discussion of the book on March 25 at noon in the Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome. A few copies of the book are available on reserve at the front desk of the library.

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Book Club: Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying' July 16

June 05, 2018

The Webster University Book Club's summer read is a classic novel that often appears on lists of the best literary works of the 20th century, William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying." Copies of the book are available for check-out at the library’s front desk. Join us on July 16 at noon in Emerson Library, room 215. All are welcome!

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Book Club: 'Rachel Carson and Her Sisters' April 23

March 27, 2018

In honor of Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. Robert K. Musil's April visit, Webster University Book Club will read and discuss his 2014 book, "Rachel Carson and her Sisters: Extraordinary Women who Have Shaped America’s Environment." The book examines the activists, scientists, and writers who both influenced Carson and whom she influenced. Join us on April 23 at noon in the Library Conference Room.

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Book club will meet Monday, Jan. 22 at noon.

Book Club: James Lang's 'Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

December 20, 2017

If you are looking for a thought-provoking book to read over the holidays, consider checking out the next selection of the Webster University Book Club: "Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James Lang." The book discussion will take place Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at noon in the Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome!  

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Book Club: Swedish Novel 'A Man Called Ove' March 6

January 31, 2017

Join the Webster University Book Club on Monday, March 6, as we discuss Fredrik Backman’s "A Man Called Ove." We will meet in the Library Conference Room at noon. This Swedish novel tells the story of a grumpy, solitary man whose world changes drastically when a friendly young family moves in next door. Kirkus Reviews calls this a charming debut novel. Everyone is welcome!

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Book Club: 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat' Nov. 15

October 31, 2016

Join the Webster University Book Club at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Library Conference Room for a discussion of a modern classic of medical case histories, "The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales" by Oliver Sacks. The Kirkus Review called Sacks “A neurologist who writes with wit and zest,” and claimed the book "will inform and entertain anyone, especially those who find medicine an intriguing and mysterious art.”

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