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Literary Pursuits Book Club

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. 

Feb 17 - Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
March 17 – The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence   
April 14 (2nd Sunday) – The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch   
May 19 – Selected Poems by Walt Whitman



Offshore: A Novel Cover Image
By Penelope Fitzgerald, Alan Hollinghurst (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780544361515
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Published: Mariner Books - October 14th, 2014

Winner of the Booker Prize

On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the great river’s tides. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they cling to one another in a motley yet kindly society.

The Stone Angel (Phoenix Fiction) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226469362
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Published: University of Chicago Press - June 15th, 1993

The Stone Angel, The Diviners, and A Bird in the House are three of the five books in Margaret Laurence's renowned "Manawaka series," named for the small Canadian prairie town in which they take place. Each of these books is narrated by a strong woman growing up in the town and struggling with physical and emotional isolation.

The Sea, the Sea Cover Image
By Iris Murdoch, Mary Kinzie (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780141186160
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 1st, 2001

Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years.

Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780486268781
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Published: Dover Publications - May 1st, 1991

In his unconventional verse, Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful, sensual, oratorical, and inspiring voice. His most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was a long-term project that the poet compared to the building of a cathedral or the slow growth of a tree. During his lifetime, from 1819 to 1892, it went through nine editions. Today it is regarded as a landmark of American literature.