Aging themes in Books of the Year is topic for Dr. Ann Jache on July 15, 2010
by Kathleen McCoy |
Thursday, July 15, 5-6 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore
Dr. Ann Jache teaches at UAA in the Sociology Department and is chair of the Gerontology Minor Program/School of Social Work. At this event, selections from the UAA/APU Books of the Year (2006-2010) will be discussed highlighting how aging is depicted in them.
Books include The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle; The Spirit Catches You and You fall Down by Anne Fadiman;The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood; The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra; Growing Up Native in Alaska, by A.J. McClanahan; Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being by Harold Napoleon; Do Alaska Native People Get Free Medical Care? * (And other frequently asked questions
about Alaska Native issues and cultures); The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change, by Charles Wohlforth; Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska by Seth Kantner. (Note: for 2010-2011, the Books of the year will be Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the
World by Tracy Kidder; and the book This is Not Civilization by Robert Rosenberg.)
Everyone is invited to this free event where lifespan and literature will be discussed. Participants are invited to discuss their own favorite passages from these books. For more information, please contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782.