Author Archives: cenminzhao

Edward Abbey

This month we are reading Edward Abbey. If you have never read anything by him, I recommend Desert Solitaire. Or if you want fiction, try The Monkey Wrench Gang. He also has a number of essay collections and other novels. … Continue reading

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100 Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God

Our next selection is Ashley Mae Hoiland’s 100 Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God. Several of you have personal connections to the author as she graduated from BYU’s English department. We will meet next on Tuesday, May … Continue reading

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When We Were Orphans

For this month we are reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s When We Were Orphans.  We will meet next on April 19. Here is the blurb from Amazon. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The … Continue reading

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Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies

For this month we are reading Brian Doyles Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies. We will meet next on Thursday, March 1, 8:30 pm. Here is the summary from Amazon: In this spirited collection of essays, Brian Doyle employs his wit, wisdom, … Continue reading

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Patrick Madden Thursday night

Just a reminder that we are meeting this coming Thursday evening at 8:30 to discuss the book, Sublime Physick by Patrick Madden. He is a professor in the English Department at Brigham Young University. Bring something good to eat as … Continue reading

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Patrick Madden: Sublime Physick

We are reading Sublime Physick, a collection of essays by Patrick Madden. We will meet again on January 18, 8:30 pm. Here is the Amazon summary: A follow-up to Patrick Madden’s award-winning debut, this introspective and exuberant collection of essays is … Continue reading

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November 30 Poems

This is the last of the daily posts of poetry. I hope you enjoyed them. Until next year. Sometimes I feel drawn to them, not really them, but where they lay quietly, patiently, in that cold place. Are they calling … Continue reading

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