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January 2019

Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

January 20
1:30 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but also the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

Book Discussion: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

January 21
10:30 am

Part of the International Migrations series. To or from the United States, spanning India, Cuba, Greece, and Ireland, this series of Pulitzer-winning works spotlights characters in the midst of broader migrations. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

January 21
4:30 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

Book Discussion: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

January 21
7:00 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

Book Discussion: Poetry and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

January 29
7:00 pm

Short stories, as a modern genre, emerged in the early 19th century, and mushroomed with the development of journals and magazines. This series reflects both the short story’s 19th-century roots and its later development as a 20th-century art form. Read More »

February 2019

Book Discussion: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

February 9
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

Book Discussion: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

February 10
1:30 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but also the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

February 15
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them, and the rewards are many. Read More »

Book Discussion: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

February 18
10:30 am

Part of the International Migrations series. To or from the United States, spanning India, Cuba, Greece, and Ireland, this series of Pulitzer-winning works spotlights characters in the midst of broader migrations. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu

February 20
7:00 pm

A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Read More »

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