Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist Michael Chabon
Thursday, March 26

Two free opportunities to hear him speak. Click a time & place below to register. 

   10 am  Oklahoma Baptist University - Geiger Center, Shawnee
   7 pm Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Norman

Book jacket for The Dry Grass of AugustDry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew

Infused with the intensity of a changing time, here is a story of hope and heartbreak, of love and courage, of a journey from wounded to indomitable. In August 1954, Jubie Watts, a white teenager, leaves Charlotte, NC, with her family and their black maid for a Florida vacation.

Jubie notices the anti-integration signs they pass, and feels racial tension build as they journey further south. But she cannot predict the shocking turn their trip will take. In the wake of tragedy, Jubie confronts her parents' failings, decides where her own convictions lie, and makes a leap to independence. Read a sample.