Food for Thought: Deaf Republic (October 13)

Updated: Sep 19


This year's book discussion will center around major literary prizes. We meet at 5:00 on the 2nd Thursday at the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., in the 2nd floor meeting room.


Our October title is Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky, winner of LA Times Book Prize, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry and National Jewish Book Award. This book is available from The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County and the YSU Barnes & Noble.


“In this extraordinary book-length narrative work, re-envisioning disability as power and silence as singing, Kaminsky has created a searing allegory precisely tuned to our times, a stark appeal to our collective conscience.” — Craig Morgan Teicher, NPR

Other books in this series:


November 10: (memoir) Ohioana Book Awards: Furnishing Eternity by David Giffels December 8: (poetry) PEN/ Jean Stein Book Award: Be Holding by Ross Gay

January 12: (novel) American Book Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, John Leonard Prize: There, There by Tommy Orange

February 9: (essays) National Book Critics Circle Award: A Little Devil in America: Notes In Praise Of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib

March 10: (novel) Orange Prize for Fiction: The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

April 13 (non-fiction) National Book Award: All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

May 11: (biography) Pulitzer: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

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