OLLI Reads: A Book Discussion Group


Stephen King said “Books are uniquely portable magic.” Join us on an enchanting journey with three very different literary works by Pulitzer Prize winning
authors. We’ll read Barbara Kingsolver’s updated Dickensian story set in southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead (2023 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction), which follows a boy struggling to overcome poverty, foster care and child labor. Next, we’ll look at Ed Yong, a writer for the Atlantic Monthly and described as the future of science journalism, as he takes us into a world of animal perception beyond our own very limited human comprehension in An Immense World. Finally, the classic The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, which deals with very current themes of love, family, loss and trust in childhood.

This group meets 1 time per month: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15

Note: OLLI membership required.

Academic Units
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Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

The Zoom link to participate in this course will be provided via email the day before the first session of every class.

Students receive an Enrollment Confirmation by email after enrolling in this course online or by phone with our Student Services team. 530-757-8777.

Enrollment Policies

There will be no service charge for withdrawal requests prior to the beginning of the Fall quarter. As of September 25, 2023, all withdrawal requests are subject to a $20 processing fee.  No refunds are given for a withdrawal once a course has begun.

OLLI FIELD TRIP COURSE FEES are not refundable once you have enrolled unless your vacancy can be filled by someone on the wait list.