July Book Club Discussion: Full Body Burden by Kristen Iversen

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Date/Time
Date(s) - July 26, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
UU Casper or on Zoom

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July’s book is Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, by Kristen Iversen.  You may attend the discussion in person at UU Casper or on Zoom. Click here for how to attend on Zoom. You can pick up a copy of the book at UU Casper, or email news@uucasper.org or contact Laura Gossman to request a copy. Everyone is welcome!

The Book Club read this book together several years ago, but felt now is a great time to read it again! According to the author’s website kristeniversen.com/book/full-body-burden, “Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated “the most contaminated site in America.” It’s the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and—unknown to those who lived there—tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.” (Read more)

“Winner, Colorado Book Award & Reading the West Award. A Best Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews & American Library Association. Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic. Finalist, Barnes & Noble Discover Award & Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. More than 20 universities around the country have chosen Full Body Burden for their First Year Experience/ Common Read Programs, including Virginia Commonwealth University, St. Bonaventure University, Fort Lewis College, California State University at Sacramento, Madison Community College, and Michigan Tech University.”