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MCAD Faculty & Staff Book Club Selection for November 2023

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

Join us for the discussion on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.

If you are not already on the list to receive a calendar invite and Zoom link for future discussions and you would be interested to join our November 8 2023 book discussion please REGISTER HERE by November 1. You may also use this form to signal your interest in joining future discussions. This is a new, highly anticipated novel.

Book Club Coordinator: MA Creative Leadership Director and Faculty Member, Diane Ragdale.

About Say Nothing

International bestseller, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and the Orwell Prize for Political Writing.

"Say Nothing" by Patrick Radden Keefe is a gripping and meticulously researched non-fiction book that unravels the complex and haunting history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Keefe delves into the lives of those who were involved in this decades-long conflict, weaving together personal stories, political intrigue, and the pursuit of justice. The book primarily focuses on the disappearance of Jean McConville, a mother of ten, and the subsequent investigation into her murder. Keefe skillfully paints a vivid portrait of the individuals on both sides of the conflict, illuminating the motivations, secrets, and moral dilemmas that drove their actions. "Say Nothing" is not just a historical account; it's a thought-provoking exploration of the human cost of political violence and the lingering impact on generations. Keefe's storytelling prowess and in-depth research make this book a captivating and emotionally resonant read. (Summary written by ChatGPT drawing from multiple sources.)

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