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If you haven't heard, we're hosting An Evening with Monica Lewinsky on Tuesday, Sept. 27. In her compelling talk, Monica will be sharing her battle against online harassment and how she is advocating for a safer social media environment. If you can't wait for the event, she's shared a few of her top reads that you can place a hold while you wait for her upcoming Forward Thinking Speaker Series event.
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you've devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You'll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher, Michael A. Singer, shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
A breakneck race against time and an implacable enemy. An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey—Pilgrim.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia.
If you don't have your tickets yet for An Evening with Monica Lewinsky presented by Edmonton Community Foundation, tickets are still available on Ticketmaster and start at just $10 each.