James V. Brown to hold May Book Review

Dr. Betty McCall will review “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation,” by Rebecca Traister on May 4. Through interviews and historical analysis, Traister writes a book described by the New York Times as “well researched, deeply informative examination of Women’s bids for independence, spanning centuries.” The publication was a 2016 NYT Notable Book.

McCall is an associate professor in Sociology and Anthropology at Lycoming College and has been the recipient of a Junior Faculty Teac­hing Award. Her PhD is from Vanderbilt University. McC­­all has been a grant writer and evaluator for STEP, Inc. Community Conn­ection Amer­iCorps Program since 2007. She specializes in medical sociology, gerontology and gender.

McCall choose “All the Single Ladies” because growing up in the south she felt pressure to be married and this book highlights the change in culture.

The luncheon begins at noon in the Lowry Room of the Welch Family Wing in the James V. Brown Library. Those who wish may purchase a lunch, to reserve lunch use the online reservation calendar on the library website, http://calendar.jvbrown.edu, or call Leslie at 570-326-0536, ext. 134.

Attendees should only register if you wish to reserve lunch, they may bring your own lunch or just attend the book review starting at 12:30 p.m. Reservations should be made by Wednesday. Parking is available in the public lot off Market Street, adjacent to the Welch Wing.