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Reading the Western Landscape Book Group

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About This Event

The Arboretum Library’s book group explores the portrayal of western North American landscape in fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry, letters, graphic novels, etc.  The group generally meets the last Wednesday of the month in the Arboretum Library or out on the Arboretum grounds, weather and sunlight permitting.  Some dates are not the last Wednesday. Check the dates below.

The group uses the Shared Inquiry™ method developed by the Great Books Foundation.  The chosen book of the month must be read in order to participate.

New members are always welcome!  To check out the history of the book club hover on the tab and see all the previous years and books to explore.

For more information about the Book Group, please contact, Arboretum Librarian, Susan Eubank, at 626-821-3213 or  Please RSVP to Susan if you plan to attend.

January 29, 2020

Exile and Pride by Eli Clare; Foreword by Aurora Levins Morales, Afterword by Dean Spade, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2015.

ISBN: 0822360314


February 26, 2020

March 18, 2020 CANCELLED

Rogue River Journal by John Daniel, New York: Avalon, 2006. 

ISBN: 9781593760519

April 29, 2020

Bruja: a dreamoir by Wendy C. Ortiz, Fairfax, Va.: CCM, 2016. 

ISBN: 193786569X


May 27, 2020


Latinx Writing Los Angeles: Nonfiction Dispatches From a Decolonial Rebellion by Edited by Ignacio López-Calvo and Victor M. Valle; Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, [2018]. 

ISBN: 1496202414


June 24, 2020

Attendance by Rocio Carlos; Rachel McLeod Kaminer, Brooklyn, NY: The Operating System, ©2018. 

ISBN: 9781946031327


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