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Random Review is a deep exploration of a selected book by a reviewer with expertise on the topic or theme of that book. Sometimes reviewers cover a classic, series, genre, or author, but usually they cover a specific title. Whether you have read the selection or not, you will love Random Review! Recordings will be posted to this page as available.
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September 8: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Reviewer: Allison Davis-White Eyes
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October 13: Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb
Reviewer: Robert Beschta
November 10: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Reviewer: Marjorie Sandor
December 8: The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power by Deirdre Mask
Reviewer: Abby Metzger
January 12: After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America
by Jessica Goudeau
Reviewer: Dee Curwen
February 9: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
Reviewer: Brett Tyler
March 9: The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner
Reviewer: Marisa Chappell
April 13: The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir by Sara Seager
Reviewer: Randy Milstein
May 11: Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
Reviewer: Keith Scribner
June 9: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Reviewer: Michael Nelson
Random Review is sponsored by The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Reviews are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00pm and are open to the public and free of charge.
A sign language interpreter can be provided with 7 days notice. Call 541-766-6928.