This semester promises thoughtful and provocative discussions with four excellent books. They are: This Tender Land by William K.
Krueger, a novel set in the Depression Era that is a cross between The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Homer's Odyssey; 100
Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, widely acclaimed as one of the world's great classics; Short Nights of The Shadow
Catcher by Timothy Egan, the biography of Edward Curtis, a photographer who sought to capture the age of the American
Indian before its demise; The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Leftierri, a powerful testimony to humanity's defeat and splendid triumph.