“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”
― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
As always, there will be popcorn.
Monday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for!
Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.
"Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter."
The Finkler Question is a scorching story of exclusion and belonging, justice and love, ageing, wisdom and humanity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best. A staggeringly brilliant novel from bestselling and award-winning giant of literature, Howard Jacobson, shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.
InWonderstruck by Brian Selznick, 12-year old Ben keeps a collection of things that are important to him in a wooden box. After finding out about early museum collections and Cabinets of Wonder, Ben wonders whether he is a curator and whether his own Cabinet of Wonder is a museum box.