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Santa Clara University Alumni Book Club

We cordially invite you to join us for any (or all!) of our upcoming Live Author Talk events.

Unable to join us live? Register anyway!
By doing so you'll receive a unique link to watch the post-event recording.
Who knows? You may find another book to add to your 2022 Reading Challenge.

Click on the dates below to register or
on the images to learn more about each author. 



Amanda Montell

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

May 10th at 6:00 PM EST

Amanda Ripley

High Conflict

May 11th at 2:00 PM EST

Amanda Montell Book Talk

 "You will never think of cults the same way again — this is an unforgettable look at human nature and the power of language. I couldn't put it down."  --Chelsea Bieker, Author of Godshot

Amanda Ripley Book Talk 2

"Insightful and enthralling...with a scrupulous eye for scientific evidence that is rare in a book this entertaining, Ripley also explains how it is possible for hardened combatants to leave behind the conflicts that once defined the core of their identity."  --New York Times Book Review

Dawnie Walton

Opal & Nev

May 12th at 2:00 PM EST

Alka Joshi

The Henna Artist

May 18th at 2:00 PM EST

Dawnie Walton Book Talk

" utterly fresh take on finding one's voice, on systemic racism and sexism, and on freedom of expression."  --O, The Oprah Magazine 

Alka Joshi Book Talk

"Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."  --Reese Witherspoon