Now Introducing: Book Nook


Join Book Nook, our new Review book club! Every month, the Arts & Culture Section will feature one book written by Obies or about the town of Oberlin. You have the chance to read along with us and submit your own review. The Review is asking its readers to write a short response that encapsulates their thoughts about the book. All you have to do is write a few paragraphs — about 300 words – with your opinions and send it to [email protected], and you may be published alongside some of our other readers!

This month, we’ll be reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, OC ’81. Fun Home is a graphic memoir about the author growing up in a funeral home, coming to terms with her sexual orientation, and navigating her complicated relationship with her closeted father before and after his death. Look closely — you’ll be able to spot Oberlin landmarks in a few panels! We’ll be publishing responses to the book on Friday, Sept. 27. Please send submissions by Wednesday, Sept. 23.