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In honor of National Poetry Month, give a listen to this excellent conversation with poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths!
Her latest collection of poems is:

Lighting the Shadow: Poems
Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Paperback: Four Ways Books, 2015.
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Listen to her conversation with poet Kevin Young of The New Yorker:

 
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This seems like a fascinating new novel!
 

Naamah:
A Novel

Sarah Blake

 
Hardback: Riverhead Books, 2019
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Listen to an NPR interview with the novelist…

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Part Six of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART SIX

PREVIOUSLY:
PART 1PART 2PART 3PART 4PART 5
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
 
Reading:  Chapters X – Epilogue (pages 86-101)

 
Facilitator: Joshua Hale

Joshua compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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An important conversation on this new book…
 

Losing Earth:
A Recent History
Nathaniel Rich

Hardback: MCD, 2019.
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Listen to the author’s conversation with NPR’s Terry Gross:

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This is a fascinating look at bias from a leading social psychologist:

Biased:
Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice
That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Hardback: Viking, 2019
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Listen to an interview with the author
from The New Yorker Radio Hour:

 
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Part Five of our Lent Book Conversation!

We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART FIVE

PREVIOUSLY:
PART 1PART 2PART 3PART 4
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters VII – IX (pages 64-85)

 
Facilitator: Tamara Hill Murphy
 
Tamara compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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I’ve just started reading this book, and it offers some useful wisdom for our times…

Love Your Enemies:
How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
Arthur Brooks

Hardback: Broadside Books, 2019.
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Listen to a recent NPR interview that Brooks did about the book…

 
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This superb novel is one of the best new book releases of this week:
 

Women Talking:
A Novel
Miriam Toews

Hardback: Bloomsbury, 2019
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*** Watch for our review
in the May issue
of our magazine.
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Listen to an interview that
Miriam Toews did with NPR:

 
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Part Four of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART FOUR

PREVIOUSLY: PART 1  PART 2 PART 3
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Reading:  Chapters V and VI (pages 50-63)

Facilitator: Jim Honig
 
Jim compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.

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Part Three of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART THREE

PREVIOUSLY: PART ONE  PART TWO
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Reading:  Chapters III and IV (pages 34-49)
 
Facilitator: James Dekker
James compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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