Book Group to discuss 'Code Talker Stories,' 'The Second Chasm'

The ASU Book Group will discuss “Code Talker Stories” by ASU professor of English Laura Tohe from noon to 1 p.m., March 27, in the Emeritus College, Lower Level of Old Main.

The group is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students. Tohe will be present to talk about the book.

Tohe, whose father was a Navajo Code Talker, interviewed 20 Code Talkers, both in English and Navajo, and also some of their descendants. The Code Talkers provided battlefield details and revealed how their war experiences affected them and the generations that followed.

The April discussion will be from noon to 1 p.m., April 24, at the Emeritus College. The book will be “The Second Chasm
: A Soul’s Troubled Journey from Despair to Healing,” by Karen Kibler, an assistant research professor and biosafety manager at ASU. Kibler will be present to talk about her book.

The book tells of Kibler’s two journeys through depression, first after a devastating divorce, and then after the death of her second husband in an accident.

For more information about the ASU Book Group, contact Judith Smith at