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.
August 20 - City of Glass by Paul Auster
September 17: The Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
October 15: Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
November 19: It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
December 17: Holiday meeting, members will each pick a favorite poem to read to the group and discuss why we chose it.
January 21: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
From Paul Auster, author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1: A novel - his debut work of fiction, the first volume in his acclaimed "New York Trilogy" series of novels
"A remarkably funny book written by a remarkable pair of collaborators."--New York Times
Edith Wharton's lacerating satire on marriage and materialism in turn-of-the-century New York features her most selfish, ruthless, and irresistibly outrageous female character.
-The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump's authoritarian appeal.---Salon
It Can't Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.
Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon.