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2020-2021 Schedule

September 9: Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now by Alan Rusbridger
Reviewer: Mike McInally

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October 21: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
Reviewer: Fay Stetz-Waters

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November 18: Apeirogon by Colum McCann
Reviewer: Rabbi Ariel Stone

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December 9*: One Long River of Song by Brian Doyle
Reviewer panel: David James Duncan, David Grube, Kathleen Dean Moore
*Note: This event will run 90 minutes (12:00 – 1:30 p.m.)

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January 13:  Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Reviewer: Audrey Perkins

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February 10: Horizon by Barry Lopez
Reviewer: Gregg Kleiner

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March 10: Louise Penny, author overview
Reviewer: Corrine Gobeli

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April 14: The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen
Reviewer: Joey Spatafora

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May 12: And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove by Henry Alford
Reviewer: Mishele Mennett

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June 9: Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores
Reviewer: William Robbins

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