Upcoming Reading Roundtable set for Aug. 29


The August meeting of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Reading Roundtable, made possible with funds from Sycamore Bank, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m., in the R.C. Pugh Library on the Senatobia campus.

Author Susan Cushman, will be in attendance for questions and discussion about her book, Tangles and Plaques.

Culled from 60 blog posts spanning eight years, Tangles and Plaques is a candid account of a mother and daughter’s changing relationship as they face the progressive landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease together.

As the twisted fibers (tangles) build up inside the nerve cells in her brain and the protein fragments (plaques) fill the spaces between those cells, Effie Johnson, like millions of others who suffer from Alzheimer’s, loses her memory and the stories that make up the fabric of her life.

Part Polaroid, part cautionary tale, the reality woven throughout these records of long-distance caregiving is that the tangles and plaques aren’t only in our brains, but often in our relationships.

The purpose of the program is to provide a forum to read and discuss a variety of books during the course of every semester. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month.

Participants must fill out a registration form, and those wishing to purchase a copy of the book being discussed may do so for $5. Personal or library copies may also be used.

For more information or to register, contact Courtney Hicks, instructional librarian at (662) 562-3278 or e-mail chicks@northwestms.edu.


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