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.
May 20 – Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
June 17 – Roscoe by William Kennedy
July 15 - The Door by Magda Szabo
August 19 – Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
"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.
'What to come here a stranger, a young, unknown, and unfriended stranger, and tell us, in the name of the bishop his master, that we are ignorant of our duties, old-fashioned, and useless '