Book restorer Hannah Heath gains insight on humankind’s potential for violence and redemption by following the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war. Facilitated by Denise Low. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Email email@example.com for info.
Low comedy, high suspense, romance, and tragedy blend in Ann Patchett’s novel, Bel Canto, inspired by the seizure of the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Peru by Tupac Amaru guerillas in 1996. Facilitated by Dr. Sara Tucker. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Dominican-American geek Wao returns to his mother’s homeland, and his roommate narrates the adventure with a mix of street talk and dormroom philosophizing--complete with footnotes. Facilitated by Dennis Etzel Jr. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Email email@example.com for info.
In Brand New Memory, Cuban American teenager Gina Domingo’s life revolves around Southern California pop culture and her wealthy parents, until her grandmother arrives from Cuba for an unexpected visit. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Facilitated by Dr. Gene Chavez. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Julia Alvarez's novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, follows the Mirabal sisters, who sacrifice comfortable lives to become symbols of hope, the butterflies, who dare to oppose the Dominican Republic’s cruel 30-year dictatorship. Facilitated by Dr. Tom Prasch. Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Email email@example.com for more info.