Maggie Paxson discusses her memoir, The Plateau, which blends anthropology, history, and personal introspection to delve deep into philosophical and moral issues; with Bella Stander. “Multilayered, intimate .. Paxson is meticulous in her attention to … the way people live, their language, the choices people make in times of violence … An elegant, intensive study that grapples with an enormous idea: how to be good.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

This webinar is part of our Virginia Festival of the Book’s “Shelf Life” series. The series will continue to bring you new authors on Thursdays in the coming weeks. Sign up for the Virginia Festival of the Book’s e-newsletter to learn about future discussions as they are announced.

This webinar is free but registration is required.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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