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Book Reads and Self-Reflections Spring/Summer 2014
Start Date: 5/19/2014 All Day
End Date: 5/19/2014

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Available: May 19 – August 15

Pre-registration are required for these events. Register for these events via WebAdvisor.  If you encounter a problem with registering for these events on WebAdvisor, please contact Enrollment Services at 586-445-7225.  Please have the registration code ready when calling Enrollment Services.

After registration, participants will read the selected book, then print and complete the book’s self-reflection questions. Participants must provide complete and thoughtful responses to each question in order to obtain credit.

Return completed answers by August 15, 2014 to: Dr. Cassandra Spieles, South Campus J-360-3 or Center Campus C 164 during normal business hours.

For questions, please contact the MMII office at: 586-498-4031

Sponsored by the Macomb Multicultural International Initiatives (MMII).

Spring/Summer 2014

House of Stone by Anthony Shadid

House of Stone is the story of a battle-scarred home and a war correspondent’s jostled spirit, and of how reconstructing the one came to fortify the other. 

The registration code for this event is: 23574
House of Stone Self-Reflection Questions

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

The saga of the McAllen family, who struggle to survive on a remote ramshackle farm in 1946 Mississippi, and the Jacksons, their black sharecroppers. Catastrophe is inevitable when the families’ sons return from World War II to work the land, both battling nightmares and unable to ben to Mississippi rules after life-changing years in Europe.

The registration code for this event is: 23575
Mudbound Self-Reflection Questions

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

After eight years spent living in exile in Frankfurt, Germany, the poet Ka returns to the isolated town of Kars during a historic blizzard. Cut off from the outside world, the town’s ingrown tensions are thrown into sharp relief as Ka investigates the epidemic of suicides occurring among devoutly religious schoolgirls who prefer to take their own lives rather than remove their head scarves. 

The registration code for this event is: 23576
Snow Self-Reflection Questions

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama, it is the story of an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things that lurk unsaid” into a country drifting dangerously toward unrest.

The registration code for this event is: 23577
The God of Small Things Self-Reflection Questions

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them – in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul – they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other; and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman’s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

The registration code for this event is: 23578
A Thousand Splendid Suns Self-Reflection Questions

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