Book of the Quarter
Sherwood Nation is the story of a major West Coast city facing drought and water rations. A group of activists take matters into their own hands in this "post-collapse non-apocalyptic novel". In collaboration with Silicon Valley Reads, the University Library is pleased to bring the author, Benjamin Parzybok, to campus to share his inspiration for the novel. John Farnsworth, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Sciences will join us as moderator and interviewer. A limited supply of books are available in the campus bookstore for purchase.
Previous Book of the Quarter Events
Barely a week after his canonization, Professors Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz examine the ways in which Junípero Serra, founder of the California missions, approached the native peoples of both Baja California and Alta California.
Lecturer Matthew Jobin discusses the background on his popular fiction novel, his writing process, and the connection between his work as an academic, anthropologist, and author.
Author NoViolet Bulawayo in discussion with Harry Odamtten on her prize winning debut novel.
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica, authors Lucia Cerna and Mary Jo Ignoffo discuss their book with Luis Calero, S.J.
The author discusses his new book She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories and other topics with interviewer Steven Boyd Saum.
Author Nicholas Carr discusses his Silicon Valley Reads selected book with Paul Soukup, S.J., Ron Danielson, and Erin Swete.
Dr. Victoria Sweet discusses her book on San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital with Dr. Angel Islas.