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Carleton Bookstore - Uncoming Events

Please contact the Bookstore if you have any questions about these events. All events are subject to change.

Kai Bird, Class of '73

Monday, February 12, 2007
4:30-5:30 p.m., Library Athenaeum

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
5:00 p.m., Boliou 104

American Prometheus
by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin

From Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. Though many recognize Oppenheimer (1904–1967) as the father of the atomic bomb, few are as familiar with his career before and after Los Alamos. Martin Sherwin (A World Destroyed) has spent 25 years researching every facet of Oppenheimer's life, from his childhood on Manhattan's Upper West Side and his prewar years as a Berkeley physicist to his public humiliation when he was branded a security risk at the height of anticommunist hysteria in 1954. Teaming up with Kai Bird, an acclaimed Cold War historian (The Color of Truth), Sherwin examines the evidence surrounding Oppenheimer's "hazy and vague" connections to the Communist Party in the 1930s — loose interactions consistent with the activities of contemporary progressives.
Paperback. $17.95

Carleton Bookstore - Recent Book Signings

Please contact the Bookstore if you have any questions about these events.

Sandra Steingraber
Contaminated Without Consent: How Exposure to Chemical Pollutants in Air, Food and Water Violates Human Rights


Friday, January 26, 2007
Convocation, 10:50 a.m.
Book signing to follow

Skinner Memorial Chapel
Carleton College

Having Faith: And Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
by Sandra Steingraber

As an ecologist, Sandra Steingraber spent her professional life observing how living things interact with their environments. Now, 38 and pregnant, she had become a habitat — for a population of one. Having Faith is Steingraber's exploration of the intimate ecology of motherhood.
Berkley Trade. Paperback. $14.00

Randall Kennedy
Race Lines in American Life


Friday, January 19, 2007
Convocation, 10:50 a.m.
Book signing to follow

Skinner Memorial Chapel
Carleton College

Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption
by Randall Kennedy

In Interracial Intimacies, Randall Kennedy hits a nerve at the center of American society: race relations and our most intimate ties to each other. Writing with the same piercing intelligence he brought to his national bestseller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, Kennedy here challenges us to examine how prejudices and biases still fuel fears and inform our sexual, marital, and family choices.
Vintage. Paperback. $17.00

Anne Fadiman

Friday, January 5, 2007
Convocation, 10:50 a.m.
Book signing to follow

Skinner Memorial Chapel
Carleton College

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system as a Hmong child, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Paperback. $15.00

Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love
edited by Anne Fadiman

Is a book the same book-or a reader the same reader-the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. These essays are not conventional literary criticism; they are about relationships. The relationship between reader and book is a powerful one, and as these writers attest, it evolves over time.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Paperback. $13.00

James W. Loewen, Class of '64
History I Never Learned at Carleton - And Why It Matters


Friday, January 12, 2007
Convocation, 10:50 a.m.
Book signing to follow

Skinner Memorial Chapel
Carleton College

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
by James W. Loewen

No blacks allowed, especially after dark. This was the unwritten rule in a "sundown" town. In his trademark revelatory style, bestselling author James W. Loewen explores one of America's best-kept secrets as he unearths the making of sundown towns and discloses the fact that many white neighborhoods and suburbs are the result of years of racism and segregation. Powerful and unprecedented, Sundown Towns tells the story of how these towns came into existence, what maintains them, and what to do about them.
Touchstone. Paperback. $17.00

Northfield Reads!
When Madeline Was Young
by Jane Hamilton, Carleton Class of '79

When Aaron Maciver's wife, Madeline, suffers brain damage in a bike accident, she is left with the intellectual powers of a seven-year-old. In the years that follow, Aaron and his second wife care for her in this exquisite portrait of how a family tragedy forever shapes and alters the boundaries of love.
Doubleday Books. Hardcover. $22.95. Buy

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Olin Hall, Room 149
Carleton College

 

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