All Lies Begin with Truth dramatizes the complexities of natural gas extraction, its legalities and impact on a small town's economy, infrastructure, and surrounding environment, using three distinctive perspectives. Eris Carroll is a young and energetic activist negotiating her place in a world where societal rules and cultural norms cater to and support patriarchy. Lionel Boone’s past indifferences and mounting guilt over surviving a kettle bottom collapse taunts him daily. Cass Taylor’s cultural role in life was predetermined before her birth. She struggles with the realities of being trapped in small town USA and within the confines of a patriarchal culture. Her somber outlook on the town, her life, and the human spirit is often chilling as the realization becomes clear that as a civilized species, we are imprisoned, being all too dependent on energy and those corporations who provide it for us. Anthony J. Viola is a Professor of English at Marshall University where he teaches literature and creative writing.
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Tuesday | 2022 at noon
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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!