Beth Macy is the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling books, Factory Man and Truevine. Her third nonfiction narrative is Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (2018).
Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist and a narrative nonfiction writer. In her books, she weaves the latest research with what she hears everyday: the behind-closed-doors stories of real people.
Jeff Goodell—The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
Investigative reporter Jeff Goodell is a prominent expert on climate change and energy policy. His newest book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World, is an immersive look at the global crisis of rising oceans.
Robert D. Putnam, described as the “poet laureate of civil society” by The New York Times, has authored Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, a New York Times bestseller. This new book has been described by The New Yorker as “a passionate, urgent” examination of the growing inequality gap between rich kids and poor kids in America. Visit Slover Library for our evening reception, lecture, Q&A, and book signing.
Dr. Kerrison is an associate professor of history at Villanova University, where she teaches courses in Colonial and Revolutionary America and women’s and gender history. She holds a PhD in American history from the College of William and Mary. Her new book reveals the untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters – two white and free, one black and enslaved – and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America.
For African American culinary historian Michael W. Twitty there was a giant hole in the story of American cooking as big as the one in the story of most African American families. Putting the microscope on himself, Michael decided to fully trace out his family history through the story of Southern and American food. Using genetic research, historic interpretation, nature study, heirloom gardening and interviews with contemporary voices in food, his journey led him back to his family’s origins in West and Central Africa and a front ring seat in the debate over race and food in American life.