Join the HSC leisure book club, Relax and Read, which is a complement to Read and Lead!
Relax and Read is sponsored by the Robert M. Bird Society, with Library faculty facilitating the book club.
In 2015 BHSL Staff created a Relax and Read Book Exchange on the 4th floor of the Library in the Recreational Reading area. Turn to your left once you exit the elevator. If you see a book in the exchange you'd like to read take it and if you have a book you're finished with leave it, it's that simple.
TheRelax and Read book club was introduced on the HSC campus in March 2016 as an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to discuss books that are for leisure reading.
Vote for the next book selection by filling out our form: Book Suggestion Form
ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED
Books for this semester are ready now!
The Three Steps to Participating:
For more information, please contact Payton-Patterson@ouhsc.edu, Bird Library staff
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The Family Chao
The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant’s delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, content to ignore any unsavory whispers about the family owners. Whether or not Big Leo Chao is honest, or his wife, Winnie, is happy, their food tastes good and their three sons earned scholarships to respectable colleges. But when the brothers reunite in Haven, the Chao family’s secrets and simmering resentments erupt at last.
Before long, brash, charismatic, and tyrannical patriarch Leo is found dead—presumed murdered—and his sons find they’ve drawn the exacting gaze of the entire town. The ensuing trial brings to light potential motives for all three brothers: Dagou, the restaurant’s reckless head chef; Ming, financially successful but personally tortured; and the youngest, gentle but lost college student James. As the spotlight on the brothers tightens—and the family dog meets an unexpected fate—Dagou, Ming, and James must reckon with the legacy of their father’s outsized appetites and their own future survival.
Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, The Family Chao offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with the dark undercurrents of a seemingly pleasant small town.