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Course Description

Join as we read five novels of young people growing up in America, three of them modern classics set in the promise and challenges of the early twentieth century, a fourth set in the prosperous nineties, a fifth in the tumultuous present day. We begin with the beloved, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith’s autobiographical tale of a daughter of Irish and Austrian immigrants. We follow with another classic of the twentieth century, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, a young newspaperman’s stark and humanizing journey to maturity. We follow with The Long Take, award-winning poet Robin Robertson’s noirish epic of a WWII veteran making his way to Hollywood. From there we travel to prosperous Long Island with Colson Whitehead’s autobiographical Sag Harbor, and then on to another semi-autobiographical tale set in present day Hartford, Connecticut, with Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous.

Notes

Section I: 5 Tuesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 18, Mar. 10, 31 and Apr. 21, 2020 from 10:0 AM to 12:00 PM

Section II: 5 Tuesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 18, Mar. 10, 31 and Apr. 21, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Both sections take place at the Temple University Ambler campus.

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Section Title
Coming of Age in America (book discussion)
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Discussion
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10:00AM to 12:00PM
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Jan 28, 2020
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Discussion
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10:00AM to 12:00PM
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Feb 18, 2020
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Discussion
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10:00AM to 12:00PM
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Mar 10, 2020
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Discussion
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10:00AM to 12:00PM
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Mar 31, 2020
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Discussion
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Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
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Apr 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
10.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $115.00
Section Notes

This section takes place in the mornings from 10 AM to 12 PM on Tuesdays at the Temple University Ambler Campus

Course Dates: January 28, February 18, March 10,  March 31, and April 21

10 AM to 12 PM

Section Title
Coming of Age in America (book discussion)
Type
Discussion
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Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Jan 28, 2020
Type
Discussion
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Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
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Feb 18, 2020
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Discussion
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T
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
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Mar 10, 2020
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
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Mar 31, 2020
Type
Discussion
Days
T
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Apr 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
10.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $115.00
Section Notes

This section takes place in the afternoons from 1 to 3 PM on Tuesdays at the Temple University Ambler Campus

Course Dates: January 28, February 18, March 10,  March 31, and April 21

1 to 3 PM