The Literature Forum, sponsored by the Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center, has announced their schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
“A Long, Long Way,” by Sebastian Barry is about a Dublin boy who joins the Allied forces during the First World War amid growing tensions in his homeland over Irish independence.
This Booker Prize nominee tells of divided loyalties and the realities of war.
In “The Art of Fielding,” by Chad Harbach, relationships and the unpredictable forces that complicate them are revealed through the metaphor of the game of baseball.
And in “The Roundhouse,” by Louise Erdrich, the author takes us to North Dakota to experience life as an American Indian on an Ojibwe Reservation. Variously described as a “coming-of-age-story,” a “mysterious thriller,” and a “tender story of family and loyalties,” the book is destined to become one of Erdrich’s finest. It won the National Book Award in 2012.
“A Handful of Dust,” by Evelyn Waugh: This satirical novel set between the wars examines the themes of amorality and the death of spiritual values by portraying the crumbling English class system. Written in 1934, it is considered one of Waugh’s best; and Waugh, himself, is considered by some to be one of the most brilliant writers of the 20th century. (Note: the book was written with two alternative endings. Try to get an edition with both, i.e. Back Bay, sold new and used on Amazon.)
"The God of Small Things," by Arundhati Roy: An exquisite portrayal of the value of small things in a world of harsh reality… Booker Prize winner, 1997.
"The Leopard," by Guiseppe Tomasi di LampudusaView More images >>: Said to be one of the greatest historical novels of its time, The Leopard tells a spellbinding story of the decay of Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. Di Lampudusa’s poetic and melodious writing has been compared to that of Proust.
Please list the following dates on your calendars for Literature Forum—all are the second Thursday of the month: November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10.
The order of the presentations will be determined according to the wishes of the presenters. If you would like to present one of the books, please contact Literature Forum Co-Chairman Deb Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Firman at email@example.com.
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