Evans Reading Group

Date(s) - Tuesday, September 14, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


We invite you to join us on Tuesday September 14th at 1:30 p.m. 
Seeking “Salvation by Bibliography” as our late friend Marvin Evans used to say, we meet to discuss books that can intrigue and might enlighten us.
Our summer selection, proposed by Mark Shaffer, is The Requiem of the Human Soul by Jeremy Lent. 
In this provocative novel, the reader is faced with challenging questions about spirituality, history, and global politics: Could our race “evolve” itself to a higher plane? At what cost and benefit? If we lost what is now the “human race” as a result, would that be so bad, given our sordid and shameful history? On the other hand, is there something special, our soul, worth keeping at any price? Ultimately, this novel forces the reader to grapple with the fundamental question: what does it mean to be human? 
We will discuss the book in its entirety (tentatively via Zoom) on September 14th. For more information contact Alan Miller or Mary Romeo.