Literature

What We're Reading, November 2019

Dec 6, 2019

Samuel Shem’s 1978 novel The House of God, has been called “one of the most important medical novels written.” Shem is hoping to foster change again in his follow-up novel, Man’s 4th Best Hospital. Best-selling author Ruta Sepetys' new book is called The Fountains of Silence, it’s a historical novel set in the 1950s Franco-era Madrid. Contributor Gary Rozman gives us his take on Stephen King's new book, The Institute. Lily Winter returns with another installment of Forgotten Authors--we’ll hear about Belgian writer George Simenon.

The Verse Like Water poetry series has brought nationally recognized American poets to the Chalberg Theater stage on the Central Lakes College Campus in Brainerd for the past six years.

The topic of summer camp conjures up all kinds of memories for anyone who has gone.  Author Eric Dregni started attending summer camps at age 6.  He's never quit.  Dregni has now spent more than a decade as Director of Concordia Language Villages' Italian camp.  He's written several books about the Minnesota experience.

The Verse Like Water program started by Central Lakes College instructor Jeff Johnson has been bringing world class American poets to the Brainerd Lakes region for the past five years.  U.S.