Oswego’s Summer Read Illuminates Animal-Human Divide

The Oswego Reading Initiative has chosen Karen Joy Fowler’s PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves as the summer read for the SUNY Oswego and greater Oswego communities.

Described as layered, funny and poignant, yet deeply human, the book takes on issues that cross academic disciplines and emotions: grief, love, ethics, scientific experimentation and animal rights, and what defines humanity, to name a few.

The ORI program encourages SUNY Oswego faculty to bring each year’s selection into classroom plans and organizes events to encourage discussion about the book on campus and in the greater Oswego community.

Fowler will appear on campus Wednesday, Sept. 30, for a talk and book signing, classroom visits and dinner with students, according to SUNY Oswego Associate Provost Rameen Mohammadi, who chairs the 33-member campus-and-community ORI committee.

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