TNCC Book Club Kicks Off Fall Season in November

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s  (TNCC) Book Circles will kick off its fall season with a meeting on Thursday, November 11. Science Fiction enthusiasts can join TNCC’s Book Circles at 2 p.m. in the Hampton campus Library Gallery for discussions about Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game,” “Treason,” and “Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus.”

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to participate in the discussions. The books are now available on reserve in the College’s library or for purchase in the campus bookstore; supplies may be limited. TNCC Book Circles is supported by TNCC Student Activities and the President’s Cultural Scholarships.

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TNCC Book Club at Historic Traingle Hosts Group Discussion April 16

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College’s Literature Circles kicks off its spring season with a discussion group meeting on Friday, April 16 on the Historic Triangle campus. Reading enthusiasts from throughout the community are invited to join TNCC students, faculty and staff at 1 p.m. in room 316 for discussions about Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” and “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch.

“Kindred” is the story of Dana Franklin, a black woman in 1976 suburban Los Angeles who is transported to an 1815 slave-holding plantation in Maryland. She has been called to save the son of the plantation master — her great-great-grandfather, Rufus Weylin, who has the ability to summon Dana to the antebellum South when he’s in trouble. She can only return to the present when her life is threatened. Over and over and at increasing risk, she is called to protect Rufus. Meanwhile in the present, Dana is married to Kevin, a gentle and progressive white man who can adjust with relative ease to 19th century life by virtue of his race and gender.

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TNCC Book Club Invites Public to April 21 Group Discussion

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Book Circles will kick off its spring season with a discussion group meeting on Wednesday, April 21 on the Hampton Campus. Reading enthusiasts from throughout the community can join TNCC’s Book Circles at 3 p.m. in Library Gallery, Wythe Hall, for discussions about “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith and Walter Mosley’s “Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned.”

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is a 2009 mashup that combines the classic 19th century tale of manners and status with modern action involving zombies and ninjas. While preserving much of Austen’s original text, Grahame-Smith introduces a zombie-invasion, ninja training and action-packed mayhem in the New York Times Bestseller.

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