Nancy's Bookshelf: Sylvia Bowersox & Tom Gjelten

Oct 22, 2015

 

Chico resident Sylvia Bowersox is an Army veteran who first went to Iraq in 2003 as a broadcast journalist. Her book of prose and poetry, "Triggers," is based on her three tours of duty there. Members of Sylvia's band, The People You Die With, join her in the studio.

  

 Award-winning NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten, whose ancestors immigrated to the United States from Norway, has written a book that is part political history, part intimate social narrative, and part economic and cultural analysis. Published on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act, which proved to be one of the most nation-changing events in our history, Tom's book, "A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story," is a major contribution to the ongoing discussion about immigration in America.