We meet Saturday’s at 1:30 pm in the McCullough Board Room
May 11, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters : Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley.
June 8, Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
This novel is a portrait of three siblings who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mother’s disappearance when they were children.
July 13, The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Harrison William Shepherd, a highly observant writer, is caught between two worlds–in Mexico, working for communists Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky, and later in America, where he his caught up in the patriotism of World War II–in a gripping story about identity and the power of words.
August 10, ** 12:00pm Light in August by William Faulkner
Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe’s tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe’s life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man.