Contemporary Fiction by Award Winning Authors
Book Discussion Series #38, SPRING 2020
PROGRAMS SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME details
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 7:30 - 9:00 pm|
Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (shortlisted for 2018 Costa Novel Award)
The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers…With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Nickel Boys by Colin Whitehead (Longlist, National Book Awards 2019 for Fiction)
As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (Best Book of 2017 Times Literary Supplement)
Giving away all of his personal possessions after retiring, a once-ambitious man embarks on a journey to honor his parents in Israel, where a blocked writer is drawn into a mystery that alters her life in unimaginable ways.