Monday, December 05, 2011

Planning Ahead : Adult Book Discussion Group

Reading Outside the Box
Our library book discussion group reconvenes in January with a three-part series about great American authors.  The spring series explores --  dah, dah, dah -- the fictional land of the master spy. All are welcomed to attend the discussions.  Books are generally available for checkout a month before each discussion date.  Library staff member Phil Carr moderates. 

Winter 2012 Series : 20th Century American Writers
Join us for an exploration of the life and often troubled times of three great American writers as seen through the eyes of the people who knew them well.

Tuesday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. : Running With the Bulls by Valerie Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway’s personal secretary and daughter-in-law tells her story, both exhilarating and sorrowful.

Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. : John Cheever : A Life by Blake Bailey
Bailey’s definitive work chronicles the personal struggles of one of America’s foremost fiction writers, arguably best known for The Wapshot Chronicle.
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. : A Ticket to the Circus by Norris Church Mailer
Norman Mailer’s sixth and last wife describes her 30-year relationship with the not infrequently controversial author.
Spring 2012 Series : I Spy a Book Discussion
When this winter winds down (let's hope this one is not at all like the last), expect more detailed info on spring 2012's spy novel series.