Read Smart - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Join us for a book discussion of Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, moderated by Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, research professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State.
About the book: As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. As a young woman she wrapped herself in silence –- the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful that it changed Rosemary and destroyed her family. It is 1996 in Bloomington, Ind. Rosemary’s once lively mother is a shell of her former self, and her brother is a fugitive. Fern, Rosemary’s beloved sister, is removed from the house. The latest novel by best-selling author Karen Joy Fowler is a new take on the dysfunctional American family. It raises questions about the power of language and what it means to be part of the animal kingdom.
Free and open to the public.
Read Smart is a collaboration between NCSU Libraries and Cameron Village Regional Library.