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Food for Thought: Humankind in the Natural World

After a summer hiatus, Food for Thought book discussion will start up in September with a series on being in the natural world. Each series’s books represents a cross-section of genres and contemporary voices, and this round we will read novels, nonfiction, and collections of poetry and short stories.

Food for Thought will meet the 2nd Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 at Cultivate Café, 901 Elm St., by Wick Park. Cultivate closes at 6:00, so if you’d like a bite to eat, please arrive early.

The books will be available from the YSU Barnes & Noble and we’ll find out which are at the public library, and which are available from the press.

September 17 (Fiction, Novel) Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea *This discussion will be part of a special evening at the First Unitarian Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., part of the Big Read calendar of activities: 5:30 Food for Thought Book discussion, Into the Beautiful North 6:30 Ethnic potluck 7:00 Traveling Stanzas, Wick Poetry Center 8:00 Youngstown Immigrant Narratives October (Cancelled for Big Read event) November 13 (Fiction, Novel) The Overstory by Richard Powers December 11 (Poetry) Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil January 8 (Fiction, Short Stories) For a Little While by Rick Bass February 12 (Nonfiction) The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells March 11 (Fiction, Novel) Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver April 8 (Nonfiction) The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery, Anne Biklé May 13 (Nonfiction) Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy

When we read a book, we want to talk about it! If you feel that way, too, hope you’ll join us.

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