The NMC Global Literature Reading Group meets twice a year to discuss a book about life in another culture. The group aims to bring together NMC faculty and staff from all departments and disciplines to stimulate critical thinking, literary pleasure, awareness of global diversity, and cultural interconnections. 
This fall’s selection, Blue Label, is a novel by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles. This is the story of a quest of sorts, as a high school student in Chávez’s Venezuela tries to make sense of love and life—and also tries desperately to leave a country for which she has no affection. Packs a punch on many levels: personal, political, and even mythic. 
Copies are available at a subsidized price of $5—contact Nicco Pandolfi at 995-1065 or You can also swing by the library front desk to request a copy! The purchase of books is subsidized by the Center for Instructional Excellence and the Helen Osterlin Library Endowment.
This fall’s discussion will be held Thurs., Nov. 21, noon-1 p.m. in Scholars Hall, room 103. Save the date on your calendar, pick up a copy of the book, and plan to join us for a  brown bag lunch and a great discussion!