We’re pleased to announce that we are starting a BC3 college-wide book club, which will culminate with a book talk with the author. As part of the college’s ongoing commitment to the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and in celebration of the upcoming Black History Month, our inaugural read is a novel partially set in Pittsburgh, The Souls of Clayhatchee: A Southern Tale by Dr. Anthony Carlisle. We hope that you will be able to join us in reading this book and attending this event!
Virtual book talk with author Dr. Anthony Carlisle
The Souls of Clayhatchee: A Southern Tale
Thursday, February 24 from 12:45-1:45 PM.
Born and raised in neighboring Beaver County, Dr. Carlisle worked as a reporter for 11 years at publications including the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and the Pittsburgh Business Times working several beat areas that included city government and urban affairs. In addition to his journalism career, Dr. Carlisle is also a proud veteran of the United States Army in which he served for 14 years, ultimately earning the rank of captain, and which also saw him deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Dr. Carlisle received his doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and currently is an Associate Professor at California University of Pennsylvania in its Department of Culture, Media, and Performance.
The Souls of Clayhatchee: a southern tale is a novel of many layers--family ties, the ghosts of racism that linger still, a mysterious murder, and also of forgiveness-forgiveness of not a person, but rather a place. And also the timeless question of--is it really possible for one to “go home again,” even if it’s a place he’s never been?
The Souls of Clayhatchee is available through Amazon in both print and Kindle formats. The BC3 Library also has a copy in its New Books collection.