Spring 2013 Book Discussion Series at the Library
The discussions will be led by Dr. Norma Mandel
Norma Mandel is a lecturer in the Education Program at Barnard College and was a contributor to "One Woman's Work: The Visual Art of Celia Laighton Thaxter." She received a Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
NOTE: Please stop by the reference desk on the second floor of the library to pick up copies of these books.
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The plot of the book revolves around two central events. The first, laid out clearly in the book's opening pages, is the sensational real-life feat of the Twin Towers tightrope walk of Philippe Petit 110 stories up, performed in 1974. This lays the groundwork for the author's description of the human ability to find meaning, even in the greatest of tragedies, for which the Twin Towers serve as a sort of an allegory.
April 5 at 10 A.M
Home by Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison's novel tells the story of Frank Money, a 24-year-old African-American veteran of the Korean War, and his journey home "a year after being discharged from an integrated Army into a segregated homeland."
May 3 at 10 A.M
The Golden Bowl by Henry James
Set in England, this complex study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James' career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses.
June 7 at 10 A.M
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