Book discussion

Bailey Cove Classics: Metamorphosis

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

(This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection.)  Virtually unknown during his lifetime,Franz Kafkais now one of the world's most widely read and discussed authors. His nightmarish novels and short stories have come to symbolize modern man's anxiety and alienation in a bizarre, hostile, and dehumanized world.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

(This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection.)

Bailey Cove Classics: The Golden Ass

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

(This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection, search term: Apuleius.)

Bailey Cove Classics: The Bhagavad Gita (Continued)

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

***Please NOTE date change: we will meet on October 10th instead of the 3rd!

Part 2 of 2 discussions to take place in September and October.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Bhagavad Gita

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Part 1 of 2 discussions to take place in September and October. (This title may also be freely downloaded as an ebook from HMCPL's Digital Media Zone Public Domain Collection.) The Bhagavad Gita first captured the American imagination in the mid-19th century, when Henry Thoreau and other self-styled "Brahmins" found fresh, contemporary wisdom in India's ancient sacred text.

Bailey Cove Classics: Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us for a discussion of the play, "Major Barbara", by George Bernard Shaw.

Bailey Cove Classics: Things Fall Apart

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: U is for Undertow

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

It's April 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's thirty-eighth birthday, and she's alone in her office catching up on paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. Michael Sutton is twenty-seven, an unemployed college dropout. More than two decades ago, a four-year-old girl disappeared, and a recent newspaper story about her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial and could identify the killers if he saw them again. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the grave and finding the men.

Bailey Cove Classics: Two Short Stories by Chekhov: "The Bet" and "A Boring Story"

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

*Please note that this meeting has been changed FROM the previous week of May 2. I hope you can join us!*

At this discussion, we will compare and contrast these two masterwork stories by Chekhov.

A copy of the short story, "The Bet", can be viewed freely here: [gutenberg.org text file] , here: [gutenberg.org HTML file], or here: [eastoftheweb.com file]

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