I'm coming to you today with some information about the semester's first year read in SALEM 111. This fall, you will be reading "Lakewood", a novel by Megan Giddings.
"When Lena Johnson's beloved grandmother dies, and the full extent of the family debt is revealed, the black millennial drops out of college to support her family and takes a job in the mysterious and remote town of Lakewood, Michigan. On paper, her new job is too good to be true. High paying. No out of pocket medical expenses. A free place to live. All Lena has to do is participate in a secret program - and lie to her friends and family about the research being done in Lakewood. An eye drop that makes brown eyes blue, a medication that could be a cure for dementia, golden pills promised to make all bad thoughts go away. The discoveries made in Lakewood, Lena is told, will change the world - but the consequences for the subjects involved could be devastating. As the truths of the program reveal themselves, Lena learns how much she's willing to sacrifice for the sake of her family."
The library has several copies available (two physical copies and one eBook!) on course reserve and these can be checked out for three hours at a time, or you can scan the chapters you need and read them on your own time!
Of course, if you have any questions about how course reserves work, or about anything else in the library, just reach out to a librarian and we'll be happy to help you!
Until next time!