Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hall Book Club, July 2015 to June 2016

Join us for conversation and snacks as we discuss our current book. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at noon, in the Dulaney Room of the Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt Street

New members are welcome!

Each year, from July through June, we read two literary classics, two historical novels, three general fiction novels, three nonfiction/biographies, and devote two meetings to “What Else Are You Reading?” discussions.

March 2, 2016
The French Lieutenant’s Woman, by John Fowles
The story of a love triangle of Charles Smithson, a gentleman of independent means; his fiancĂ©e , Ernestina Freeman, a pretty heiress daughter of a wealthy merchant; and Sarah Woodruff, mysterious and fascinating … deserted after a brief affair with a French Naval officer. Charles is obsessed with Sarah and breaks his engagement to Ernestina to seek the woman who has captured his Victorian soul and gentleman’s heart.

April 6, 2016
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler
The story of Zelda Sayre and F. Scott Fitzgerald, the golden couple of the 1920’s--and the exotic world that they lived in with excessive wealth, parties and the promise of dreams come true.

May 4, 2016
The Boys in the Boat, by David Brown
Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times--the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

June 1, 2016
The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
The tragic story of the Compson family and their fragmented lives which are harrowed by history and legacy. It is the story of beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the man-child Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. The characters’ voices mesh to create what many consider to be Faulkner’s masterpiece.

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