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Osher Lifelong Learning LogoWe are happy to work with instructors and students to obtain books for Osher at Dartmouth courses and lectures. 

 

Listings for Winter 2024 classes are organized by instructor in the grid below. 

The links (blue highlights) will bring you to the book pages for titles that are currently in print.

We have some books in the store; others need to be ordered and may take 1-2 weeks to arrive. "Special order" books are titles that take longer to get, and are usually non-returnable. We may require prepayment on these titles.

You may order via the website, or by email info@norwichbookstore.com, or call 802-649-1114 - whichever is easiest for you! 

Winter 2024 Courses
 

Instructor

Class

Book title

Required or Optional

Notes 

Ellen Bettmann Racism in 2024: Do the Work! Do the Work! Required  
Barnes Boffey & Jeremy Cutler Useful Tools for Difficult Transitions Choice Theory Optional  
    The Gifts of Acceptance Optional  
    A People Primer: The Nature of Living Systems Optional Not available
Edward Bradley

Homer’s Iliad, translation by Richmond Lattimore

Homer's Iliad Required  
Vic Henningsen Portrait of a Mind -- Three Letters From Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Optional Not Returnable
Tom Hodgson Only a Game?: An Inquiry Into the Significance of Sports Norwich: One Tiny Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence Required To Order
    Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip Hop, and Street Basketball Required Not available
Eli Joseph Principles of Skill-Based Economics Principles of Microeconomics Optional  
Morris Kaplan Spanish Grammer & Conversation, Part 1 Easy Spanish Step-by-Step Required  
Susan McCaslin In the Beginning: The Book of Genesis The Revised Standard Version of the Bible Required  
Marilyn Roberts Shakespeare's Twin Plays: Romeo and Juliet & Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream Required Not Available
    Romeo and Juliet Required  
Joseph Ronan Irish Poetry -- The Shadow of W. B. Yeats Penguin Book of Irish Poetry Optional Not Available
Alan Schnur Does the U.S. Constitution Need a Tune-up? The U.S. Constitution Required Available Online at www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution
    The Framers' Coup: the Making of the United States Constitution Optional  
    How Democractic is the American Constitution? Optional  
Alice Schori TBA TBA TBA TBA
Anne Shivas The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse Required  
Marc Smith The Curious Minds of Trancendentalists

The American Trancendentalists: Essential Writings

Required  
Jonathan Stableford A Collection of Collections Runaway Required  
    Men Without Women Required  
    Florida Required  
    Tenth of December Required  
Lee Webster Green Funerals: Separating Fact from Fiction Changing Landscapes Optional No Discount and Not Returnable
    Grave Matters Optional Not Available

 


 

Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book By W. Kamau Bell, Kate Schatz Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781523514281
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Workman Publishing Company - July 19th, 2022

Overwhelmed by racial injustice? Outraged by the news?


Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom By William Glasser, M.D. Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060930141
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Harper Perennial - January 6th, 1999

Dr. William Glasser offers a new psychology that, if practiced, could reverse our widespread inability to get along with one another, an inability that is the source of almost all unhappiness.


The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People And Things as They Are By Daniel a. Miller Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780982893050
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Ebb and Flow Press - May 28th, 2018

Library Journal Starred Review and a LJ Best Wellness Book of 2018

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award Winner

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Non-Fiction Audio Book Award Winner

Foreword Reviews Best Book of the Year Award Finalist--Family & Relationships


The Iliad of Homer By Homer, Richmond Lattimore (Translated by), Richard P. Martin (Introduction by), Richard P. Martin (Introduction and notes by) Cover Image
By Homer, Richmond Lattimore (Translated by), Richard P. Martin (Introduction by), Richard P. Martin (Introduction and notes by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780226470498
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: University of Chicago Press - November 15th, 2011

"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation—the gold standard for generations of students and general readers.


Thomas Jefferson By R. B. Bernstein Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780195181302
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
(Please note, this book cannot be returned.)
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 15th, 2005

Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B.


Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence By Karen Crouse Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501119903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2019

The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country, Norwich gives “parents of young athletes a great gift—a glimpse at another way to raise accomplished and joyous competitors” (The Washington Post).

In Norwich, Vermont—a charming town of organic farms and clapb


Principles of Microeconomics By Jade Murphy (Editor) Cover Image
By Jade Murphy (Editor)
$139.95
ISBN: 9781632408952
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Clanrye International - June 18th, 2019

Microeconomics is a branch of economics. It studies the behavior of individuals and firms for the purpose of making decisions with regards to the allocation of scarce resources and interactions among individuals and firms. Analyzing market mechanisms to establish relative prices among goods and services is a primary goal of microeconomics. It is also involved in market failure analyses.


Easy Spanish Step-By-Step By Barbara Bregstein Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780071463386
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: McGraw-Hill Companies - December 21st, 2005

A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away


The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version By Michael Coogan (Editor), Marc Brettler (Editor), Carol Newsom (Editor) Cover Image
By Michael Coogan (Editor), Marc Brettler (Editor), Carol Newsom (Editor)
$43.99
ISBN: 9780190276089
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2018

For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated remains the best way to study and understand the Bible at home or in the classroom.


Romeo and Juliet: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare Third #13) By William Shakespeare, René Weis (Editor), Ann Thompson (Editor) Cover Image
$15.54
ISBN: 9781903436912
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Arden Shakespeare - July 1st, 2012

This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet's. The play text is expertly edited and the on-page commentary notes discuss issues of staging, theme, meaning and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play.


The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution By Michael J. Klarman Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780190865962
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 1st, 2018

Americans revere their Constitution. However, most of us are unaware how tumultuous and improbable the drafting and ratification processes were.


How Democratic Is the American Constitution? (Castle Lecture Series) By Robert A. Dahl Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780300095241
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Yale University Press - November 10th, 2003

A Washington Post Book World Best Seller
 
“Robert A. Dahl . . . is about as covered in honors as a scholar can be. . . . He knows what he is talking about.


The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse By Kathleen Jamie (Editor), Don Paterson (Editor), Peter MacKay (Editor) Cover Image
By Kathleen Jamie (Editor), Don Paterson (Editor), Peter MacKay (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781838852610
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Canongate Books - December 21st, 2021

The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse is a timeless collection of Scottish poetry. It contains over three hundred poems ranging from the early medieval period to the twenty-first century, and paints a full-colour portrait of Scotland's poetic heritage and culture.


The American Transcendentalists: Essential Writings (Modern Library Classics) By Lawrence Buell (Editor), Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780812975093
Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)
Published: Modern Library - January 10th, 2006

Transcendentalism was the first major intellectual movement in U.S. history, championing the inherent divinity of each individual, as well as the value of collective social action. In the mid-nineteenth century, the movement took off, changing how Americans thought about religion, literature, the natural world, class distinctions, the role of women, and the existence of slavery.


Runaway (Vintage International) By Alice Munro Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781400077915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Vintage - November 8th, 2005

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013


Men Without Women: Stories (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101974520
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Vintage - May 1st, 2018

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Including the story "Drive My Car”—now an Academy Award–nominated film—this collection from the internationally acclaimed author "examines what happens to characters without important women in their lives; it'll move you and confuse you and sometimes leave you with more questions than answers" (Barack Obama).


Florida By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

The universally-acclaimed return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies, Matrix, and the highly-anticipated The Vaster Wilds


Tenth of December: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND BUZZFEED • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


Changing Landscapes: Exploring the growth of ethical, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable green funeral practices By Lee Webster Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781542529112
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
(Please note, this book cannot be returned.)
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 12th, 2017

While the funeral is one of mankind's oldest rituals, funeral practices are not exempt from adaptation and change. Today's families are instinctively seeking more environmentally responsible body care and disposition options, more hands-on participation in the funeral period, regardless of where they live or how much money they have to spend.


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