Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

Adult Book Club

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Join us to discuss June's book club selection, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Following the meeting, join us for a stroll around the neighborhood with our NEW Walking Book Club. Bring the audio book on your device or simply join the other members for a stroll and casual discussion of that month's book selection.

“From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
 
Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.
Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.” – From the back cover

The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.

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