Collective Agency member Johannes will be speaking at Powell’s. http://www.powells.com/event A bunch of members will be going. We’ll be reading the book for our March 20th book club.
Tuesday, February 19 @ 7:30 PM
“Jonas Anderson wants a fresh start. He’s made plenty of bad decisions in his life, and at age 28 he’s been fired from yet another teaching position after assigning homework like: Visit a stranger’s funeral and write about it. But, he’s sure a move to Sweden, the country of his mother’s birth, will be just the thing to kick-start a new and improved – and newly sober – Jonas. When he arrives in 2015, the city is struggling with the influx of tens of thousands of Middle Eastern refugees. Driven by an existential need to “do good,” Jonas begins volunteering with an organization that teaches Swedish to young migrants. The connections he makes there, and to one student in particular, might send him down the right path toward fulfillment – if he could just get out of his own way. Johannes Lichtman’s Such Good Work (Simon & Schuster) is a darkly comic novel, brought to life with funny, wry observations and searing questions about our modern world, told with equal measures of grace and wit.”