Literary Giants Book Club

Literary Giants: The Help

Location: Madison Meeting Room
Date: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:

Literary Giants: Mathilda Savitch

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Literary Giants: No Meeting

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book club will return in January. Contact 461-0046 for more information.

Literary Giants: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain's tale of boyhood adventure overflows with comedy, warmth, and slapstick energy. It brings to life and array of irresistible characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his best buddy Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the lovely, beguiling Becky—as well as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting lost in a dark and labyrinthine cave. This novel is the 2010 selection for Alabama's state-wide The Big Read.

Literary Giants: Mr. Vertigo

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Walter Claireborne Rawley, now an octogenarian, recounts his extraordinary vaudevillian adventures as "Walt the Wonder Boy" in 1924.

Literary Giants: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Literary Giants: The Glass Castle

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

In The Glass Castle, Walls chronicles her upbringing at the hands of eccentric, nomadic parents--Rose Mary, her frustrated-artist mother, and Rex, her brilliant, alcoholic father. To call the elder Walls's childrearing style laissez faire would be putting it mildly. As Rose Mary and Rex, motivated by whims and paranoia, uprooted their kids time and again, the youngsters (Walls, her brother and two sisters) were left largely to their own devices.

Literary Giants - Mr. Vertigo

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, November 30, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Walter Claireborne Rawley is renowned nationwide as "Walt the Wonder Boy." It is the late 1920's, and Walt is a Saint Louis orphan rescued from the streets by the mysterious Hungarian Master Yehudi, who teaches Walt to walk on air. The vaudeville act that results from Walt's marvelous new ability takes them across a vast and vibrant country, where they meet and fall prey to sinners, thieves, and villains, from the Kansas Ku Klux Klan to the Chicago mob.

Literary Giants - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, November 30, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into his world, his island, his friends' taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives.

Literary Giants - Lonesome Dove

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

A love story and an epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Richly authentic, beautifully written, Lonesome Dove is a book to make readers laugh, weep, dream and remember.

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