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.  

February 18 - Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassan

March 18 – An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro 9780679722663

April 15 – A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry 9780679755333

May 20 – Roscoe by William Kennedy 9780142001738

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By Guy de Maupassant, Margaret Mauldon (Translator), Robert Lethbridge (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780199553938
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 1st, 2008

Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-sihcle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa.

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ISBN: 9780679722663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 19th, 1989

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day

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ISBN: 9780679755333
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - November 29th, 2004

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.

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ISBN: 9780142001738
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Books - November 26th, 2002

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.