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