Next Meeting – Monday, April 11

Join the next meeting of the Veterans Book Club on Monday, April 11, 5:30 -7:00 pm in the University Grill, Fireside Room.

We’ll be discussing Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War, edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher, with a focus on two stories:

  • Redeployment by Phil Klay, 2014 National Book Award Winner in Fiction
  • Tips for a Smooth Transition by Siobhan Fallon (providing a perspective of an army wife)

Schurz Library – PS648.W34 F57 2013

We encourage you to bring family members.  Supervised activities for children will available. Free parking and refreshments provided.

Please RSVP to Rhonda Culbertson at rculbert@iusb.edu and mention the ages and any food allergies of children who may attend.

About Fire and Forget:

While the grand, noble causes of the past wars continue to capture our collective imaginations, the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have been treated with greater ambivalence. Fire and Forget, a collection of short stories by authors who are also military veterans (or, in one case, a family member), captures the messiness of soldiering when the mission and endgame are unclear. Though fiction, each work reads true, filled with tension, fear, and anger. Readers are transported to desert checkpoints, ride along with vehicle convoys, and return home from combat to face an uncertain future. –Patty Wetli, Booklist

 

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Pictures from 2nd Book Club meeting

It was great to have such a wide variety of attendees — student veterans, veteran and non-veteran faculty,  deans, and administrators, alumni, and veterans from the community, including Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend and  Brian Pawlowski, the mayor’s former Deputy Chief of Staff and now Assistant Executive Director of Community Investment/Director of Business Development. We had a wonderful discussion and are looking forward to our next meeting in April.