2021 CLSC Selections

ReadiCLSC medallionng together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming.

Each summer, the CLSC chooses at least nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.

The CLSC is organized under a vertical theme each year, which is meant to help readers connect the books with a uniting element.  The theme for 2021 is "The People."

This year's first events will take place in the spring -- so don't wait to get your books!  Stay tuned for more announcements.

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Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136270
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Published: Crown - February 9th, 2021

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Why Trust Science? (University Center for Human Values #1) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780691212265
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Published: Princeton University Press - April 6th, 2021

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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
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Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

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China Dream Cover Image
By Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093867
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 9th, 2020

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On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220564
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Published: Catapult - April 13th, 2021

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The Riches of This Land: The Untold, True Story of America's Middle Class Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541767836
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 11th, 2020

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Your House Will Pay: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062868848
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

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On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226288
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Published: Catapult - April 14th, 2020

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Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525522317
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

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Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250239419
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 5th, 2021

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Your House Will Pay: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062868855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - October 15th, 2019

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Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525522294
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Published: Penguin Press - March 10th, 2020

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Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250239402
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 3rd, 2020

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Why Trust Science? (University Center for Human Values #1) Cover Image
By Naomi Oreskes, Ottmar Edenhofer (Contribution by), Jon Krosnick (Contribution by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780691179001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton University Press - October 22nd, 2019

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China Dream Cover Image
By Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781640092402
Availability: Not on our shelves; Usually Ships in 1-5 Business Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 7th, 2019

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