Book Group: Fiction and Films

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Book Group: Fiction and Films

September's Selection: 'The Tiger's Wife'

The Tiger's Wife book coverFrom  "The Tyger" by William Blake:Photo of 2012 burial of war victims from The Advocacy Project

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

This month, the Fiction Lover's Book Club read The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, for discussion at our September meeting.  In the novel, a young Bosnian doctor returns home as a humanitarian aid worker, coming face-to-face with the brutal past and determined to unravel the mystery of her grandfather's recent death. 

Fiction Lover's Film Companion

Welcome to Sarajevo movie posterThis month's Fiction Lover's Film Companion is Welcome to Sarajevo, starring Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, and Stephen Dillane.  In the film, two reporters become part of the story when they risk their lives as they and an American aid worker attempt to smuggle an "orphan" out of worn-torn Bosnia and to safety.  The film is set in 1992 and is based on the true story of British war correspondent Michael Nicholson, a reporter for ITN. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, and released in 1997, the film runs 93 minutes.  It is rated R.


Time and DatePhoto of Sarajevo as an urban battlefield

Welcome to Sarajevo will be screened on the Monday, September 24 at 6:00pm in Room A-5, on the library's lower level.