Copies of the books are available at the reference desk. Everyone is welcome!
World Literature Discussions
Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy, by Evelyn Waugh
Thursday, May 2 at 2:00 PM
This satirical novel about the Los Angeles funeral business, the British expatriate community in Hollywood, and the film industry is the result of the author’s 1947 visit to Hollywood to negotiate a film adaption to his novel Brideshead Revisited.
Narcissus and Goldmund, by Hermann Hesse
Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 PM
The conflict between the life of the spirit and the life of the flesh is explored in this moving novel of two medieval men who are diametrically opposite: Narcissus, an ascetic monk, and Goldmund, a romantic youth hungry for worldly experience.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions
Moderated by Professor Michael Boecherer of SCCC
Days Without End, by Sebastian Barry
Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 PM
This award winning novel is a poignant tale of some of the fateful years in American history. Seventeen year old Thomas McNulty has just fled the Great Famine in Ireland and enlists in the US Army, fighting in the Indian Wars and ultimately in the Civil War. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, this work is both epic and powerful.
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, by Hisham Matar
Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 PM
This Pulitzer Prize winning memoir about fathers and sons is a legacy of loss and healing. The author was a 19 year old university student in England when his father went missing under mysterious circumstances. Never giving hope that he might be alive, he returned to his native Libya twenty-two years later in search of the truth. A brilliant, universal tale of hope and resilience in the face of unthinkable loss.