Literary Pursuits: Classics In-Store Book Club meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4:30 pm at our store to discuss a literary classic, the author, and the book's importance. Listed below are some upcoming selections to give you an idea of material the club covers. New members are always welcome.
March 18 – An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
April 15 – A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
May 20 – Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
June 17 – Roscoe by William Kennedy
July 15 - The Door by Magda Szabo
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day
When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. -A play that changed American theater forever.---The New York Times.
"Sister Carrie ... came to housebound and airless America like a great free Western wind, and to our stuffy domesticity gave us the first fresh air since Mark Twain and Whitman." -- Sinclair Lewis
"It is a great novel and belongs on anybody's list, absolutely." -- Garrison Keillor
The first novel from William Kennedy in more than five years and universally acclaimed as his most powerful work since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed, Roscoe shows Kennedy at his very best. It's V-J Day, the war is over, and Roscoe Conway, after twenty-six years as the second in command of Albany's notorious political machine, decides to quit politics forever.
This 1987 Hungarian novel in the modernist tradition combines emotionality and literary quality in the story of two women, a writer and her housekeeper.