Humanities New York Reading & Discussion Series
March 2019: Place and Story
Facilitator: George Wallace
Texts (please obtain your own copies of the following):
- Diane Wilson, An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, And the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2006
When Diane Wilson, fourth-generation shrimp-boat captain and mother of five, learns that she lives in the most polluted county in the United States, she decides to fight back. She launches a campaign against a multibillion-dollar corporation that has been covering up spills, silencing workers, flouting the EPA, and dumping lethal ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride into the bays along her beloved Texas Gulf Coast.
- Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose, Penguin, 1992
Angle of Repose is a 1972 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Wallace Stegner about a wheelchair-using historian, Lyman Ward, who has lost connection with his son and living family and decides to write about his frontier-era grandparents. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1972. The novel is directly based on the letters of Mary Hallock Foote, later published as A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West.
Fridays, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, March 8, 15, 22, and 29
Free and open to the public.
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