Maple Street Book Club: April Eula Biss On Immunity

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Maple Street Book Club: April   Eula Biss   On Immunity
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The third meeting of the Maple Street Book Shop is Thursday, April 14th, at 6 PM at the Maple Street Book Shop.

This month we will have local author Anya Groner as guest facilitator, and she’s picked “On Immunity: An Innoculation,” a non fiction book by Eula Biss.

Anya Groner’s essays, stories, and poems have appeared in journals including Guernica, The New York Times, Gigantic, The Oxford American, The Rumpus, and The Atlantic. A resident of New Orleans, Groner teaches writing at Loyola University and is a fiction editor for Terrain.org and the book review editor for the New Orleans Review.

The book club choice will be available at 10% off at the store. Refreshments will be served.

“On becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear-fear of the government, the medical establishment, what is in your child’s air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world.

In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America and the world, historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire’s Candide, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Susan Sontag’s AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected-our bodies and our fates.”
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By: Maple Street Book Shops

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