InTouch Deadline – July Issue

June 23, 2017

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Join us for Nevada

June 22, 2017

nevadaUNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on June 22, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book Nevada by Imogen Binnie. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.

Lunch will be provided with registration. http://tinyurl.com/z2tscw2 Please email employeeforum@unc.edu if you have special dietary concerns.

Description from Goodreads: Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she’d carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.

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InTouch Deadline – June Issue

May 26, 2017

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Join us for Maya’s Notebook

May 25, 2017

mayas-notebookUNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on May 25, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.

Lunch will be provided with registration. http://tinyurl.com/h9lbpsc Please email employeeforum@unc.edu if you have special dietary concerns.

Description from Goodreads: This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.

When Popo dies, Maya goes off the rails. Along with a circle of girlfriends known as “the vampires,” she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime–a downward spiral that eventually leads to Las Vegas and a dangerous underworld, with Maya caught between warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.

Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother’s old friend, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by strange new acquaintances, Maya begins to record her story in her notebook, as she tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of her family and her own life.

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Join us for Deceit and Other Possibilities

April 27, 2017

deceitUNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on April 27, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.

Lunch will be provided with registration. http://tinyurl.com/htnk7p2 Please email employeeforum@unc.edu if you have special dietary concerns.

Description from Goodreads: In this powerful debut collection, Vanessa Hua gives voice to immigrant families navigating a new America. Tied to their ancestral and adopted homelands in ways unimaginable in generations past, these memorable characters straddle both worlds but belong to none.

From a Hong Kong movie idol fleeing a sex scandal, to an obedient daughter turned Stanford imposter, to a Chinatown elder summoned to his village, to a Korean-American pastor with a secret agenda, the characters in these ten stories vividly illustrate the conflict between self and society, tradition and change. In “What We Have is What We Need,” winner of The Atlantic student fiction prize, a boy from Mexico reunites with his parents in San Francisco. When he suspects his mother has found love elsewhere, he fights to keep his family together.

With insight and wit, she writes about what wounds us and what we must survive. Her searing stories explore the clash of cultures and the complex, always shifting allegiances that we carry in ourselves, our family, and our community.

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InTouch Deadline – May Issue

April 24, 2017

Submit information to be published in our upcoming InTouch Newsletter to intouch@unc.edu. The Employee Forum reserves the right to edit and determine appropriate content in line with our mission.

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