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2018: Week 1 Speaker Books

Week One :: June 23–30

The Life of the Written Word

Language is a living and dynamic thing, passed along through writing. Words and the act of writing can erase or reclaim history, identity. We write to communicate our truths, and we read to understand, to gain new perspectives, new knowledge and new empathy. For these reasons, the literary arts find themselves at the forefront of cultural, political, and artistic conversations in the U.S. and around the world. As the line between writer and reader is blurred, we recognize that human beings are storytellers as well as story readers. In this weeklong festival, Chautauqua builds upon its traditions as a literary community, and we hold up the power of language and pledge to be responsible stewards of that power.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Producing a Living Faith Today?

Who is God in a world that has been shaped by Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Freud and Einstein? What does the Bible really say? How do you deal with the supernatural in a non-supernatural world? If God is all-powerful, why is there suffering? What does resurrection mean? What does it mean to be raised into God? Christianity is bound up with these questions, and these are the questions to be raised in this week guided by John Shelby Spong, former Episcopal bishop of Newark.

Please note: if you are viewing/ordering a speaker's books on the day of an event, there may be a significant lag in the number of books showing on hand, as well as our abilities to fulfill any store pickup orders.  If you are on the grounds for an event, we highly recommend purchasing titles directly at our physical store or off-site signing locations.

Titles below are arranged alphabetically by Speaker.

A Doll's House, Part 2 (Tcg Edition) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781559365826
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Theatre Communications Group - April 3rd, 2018

The Christians: A Play Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781468310832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Overlook Press - November 15th, 2016

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2012

The Cider House Rules: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679603351
Availability: Backordered - check back later!
Published: Modern Library - November 3rd, 1999

In One Person Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451664133
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 29th, 2013

My Movie Business: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345441300
Availability: Unavailable -- call to enquire for possibility of special order
Published: Ballantine Books - October 10th, 2000

The 158-Pound Marriage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345417961
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 1997

The Water-Method Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345418005
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 1997

Until I Find You: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345479723
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 30th, 2006

The World According to Garp: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345418012
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 1997

Avenue of Mysteries Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451664171
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

A Widow for One Year: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345424716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - March 23rd, 1999

Appropriate/An Octoroon: Plays Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781559364904
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Theatre Communications Group - March 13th, 2018

Leadbelly: Poems (National Poetry) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780974635330
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2005

The Sojourn Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781934137345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bellevue Literary Press - April 19th, 2011

John (Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780800699246
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Augsburg Fortress Publishing - December 1st, 2014

She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501804946
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Published: Abingdon Press - May 3rd, 2016

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists Cover Image
By Sharon Louden (Editor)
$35.50
ISBN: 9781783200122
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Intellect Ltd - October 15th, 2013

The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life Cover Image
By Sharon Louden (Editor)
$42.00
ISBN: 9781783207268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Intellect Ltd - March 15th, 2017

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250182548
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Published: Picador - May 1st, 2018

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781627796316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 2nd, 2017

By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review Cover Image
By Pamela Paul (Editor), Scott Turow (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250074690
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Picador - November 3rd, 2015

By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review Cover Image
By Pamela Paul (Editor), Scott Turow (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781627791458
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 28th, 2014

Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781628728620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcade Publishing - September 19th, 2017

Is Islam an Enemy of the West (Global Futures) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781509504428
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Published: Polity Press - December 5th, 2016

Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy: A Journey into a New Christianity Through the Doorway of Matthew's Gospel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062362315
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Published: HarperOne - January 24th, 2017

Eternal Life: A New Vision: Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060778422
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Published: HarperOne - October 5th, 2010

The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062011312
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Published: HarperOne - September 2nd, 2014

Here I Stand: My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love, and Equality Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060675394
Availability: Hard to Find -- Unavailable
Published: HarperOne - April 3rd, 2001

Jesus for the Non-Religious Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060778415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - February 26th, 2008

Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062011299
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - November 5th, 2013

Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062641298
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Published: HarperOne - February 13th, 2018

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101870945
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Pantheon - March 14th, 2017

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101970263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018