Millstein Library's One Book, One Community Event features alumnus
Pitt-Greensburg alumnus Stephen Dau ’97 will be the guest speaker at the Millstein Library’s One Book, One Community event. “The Book of Jonas,” Dau’s first novel, is available for loan from the Millstein Library. Participants can then join in the discussion with Dau at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, in Village Hall 118 when the author visits campus. This event is free and open to the public.
The Kirkus Reviews describe Dau’s novel as “rich with symbolism, marvelously descriptive in language . . . Dau’s novel offers deeply resonating truths about war and culture, about family and loss that only art can reveal. A literary tour de force.”
Jean Thompson, National Book Award finalist and finalist author of “The Year We Left Home,” offers high praise of the novel as a "vivid portrait of a distant war we might scarcely be able to imagine. It challenges our assumptions about the survivors of war, and about guilt, justice, and memory. This is first-rate, original, powerful storytelling."
Millstein Library’s One Book, One Community event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Millstein Library, the Pitt-Greensburg Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Pitt-Greensburg Writing Program.
Founded in 1963, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. A regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, which is celebrating its 225th anniversary, Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Education and Spanish, as well as 19 minors. More than 13 percent of Pitt-Greensburg’s full-time faculty—the highest percentage of any University of Pittsburgh campus—have received the prestigious University-wide Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.