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The ASU Book Group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly in the Piper Writers House on ASU’s Tempe campus. Authors are generally present. The February 2016 selection is "Pachacuti: World Overturned" by Lori Eshleman, an Instructor in the College of Letters and Sciences at ASU's Polytechnic campus.
Lori Eshleman, who has taught at ASU since 1994, has always been drawn to those spaces in time where cultural and religious traditions have encountered each other, from the European Middle Ages to colonial Latin America to the American West. Her new book of historical fiction explores the overlap of complex issues of race, gender, politics and religion through characters whose lives become entwined during an uprising in the Andean kingdom of Quito in the 1700s.
"Pachacuti: World Overturned," published by Bagwyn Books, is available at through the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
The remaining ASU Book Group meeting for 2015-2016 is on March 30 (Rebecca Joy and Betty Hammer Joy: "Classic Tales from the Firehouse").
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.