This year’s Sigma Tau Delta Book Club selection is A Shortcut in Time (2003) by Charles Dickinson, whose fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and The New York Times Book Review. Dickinson, an editor at the Chicago Tribune, won praise for his previous novels Waltz in Marathon (1983), Crows (1985), The Widows’ Adventures (1989), and Rumor Has It (1991). He is also the author of a collection of short fiction, With or Without: And Other Stories (1987).
To participate in the STD Book Club, all you have to do is pick up a copy of A Shortcut in Time and read it before February 26, then come to the STD meeting on that day and enjoy a lively discussion of the book . . . with Dickinson on hand to offer insights, answer questions, and sign books.
Copies of the book are available at the IWU Bookstore, and the STD board suggests that students might pick up a copy with the money they get back from selling all those unwanted fall semester textbooks. Copies are also available online from such standard sources as amazon.com.