NC State faculty to lead book discussions for public

August 18, 2011
By Bill Krueger

NCSU Libraries and Wake County Public Libraries are teaming up to give you the chance (as long as you live in or near Wake County) to talk about some wonderful books with some of NC State’s professors.

The libraries are hosting Read Smart, a series of book discussions led by NC State professors.

The sessions are free and open to the public. They will take place at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.

bloodbonesbutter1Here’s the lineup, as described in the latest university Bulletin:

  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
    Interested in sampling a chef’s memoir? Join nutrition professor Sarah Ash for a discussion of Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton.
  • Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.
    Get a historian’s take on the latest from Pulitzer-prize winner Geraldine Brooks. Dr. Judy Kertész, a Lumbee tribe member, will lead the discussion of Caleb’s Crossing, the story of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, set in 17th-century Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.unbroken
    For inspiration, check out Unbroken, the true story of a juvenile delinquent who becomes an Olympic runner and an Army hero. Dr. Joe Caddell, special faculty member in history, will guide discussion of the latest nonfiction by Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling author of Seabiscuit.

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