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Western Literature Book Club

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When:  Second Wednesday of Each Month

Where: Comfort of your own home via Zoom

Time:    6:30-8:00pm

Fee:       FREE!

Course Description

Participants will read and discuss old and new fiction and non-fiction about the American West. Your provocateur will add context by weaving in interesting “historical tidbits” as well as background information on each author.


Course Schedule

Dec. 13 -- Claiming Sunday (2nd edition), by Joleene Maddox Snider
Jan. 10 -- The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction, by Linda Gordon
Feb. 14 -- Viva Texas Rivers! Adventures, Misadventures, and Glimpses of Nirvana Along Our Storied Waterways,

                  edited by Steven L. Davis and Sam L. Pfiester
Mar. 13 -- Uranium Daughter, by Chinle Miller
Apr. 10 -- House Made of Dawn, by N. Scott Momaday
May 8 -- How Much of These Hills is Gold: A Novel, by C. Pam Zhang
June 12 -- Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
July 10 -- Cheyenne Madonna, by Eddie Chuculate
Aug. 14 -- Woman of Light: A Novel, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Sept. 11 -- The Yosemite, by John Muir
Oct. 9 - Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Nov. 13 - Love’s Rebirth: A Tejana Story, by Adria Cruz Tabor
Dec. 11 - Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, by Pam Houston


About Your Provocateur: Jo Snider

Jo is a retired faculty member from Texas State University’s Department of History. She specialized in teaching introductory courses in the theater setting, which basically means she knows a lot about a lot of things. For her BA, Jo had a double major in History and English, and an English minor on the MA level. Since her focus has been Texas and the Old South, a book club on Texas authors seemed a natural. Please join us for some fun, entertainment, and enlightenment from the Texas literati.


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