Last Monday Book Discussion Group

Meets the Last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. 

Love reading a good book? Join us for lively, in-depth discussions of literature, nonfiction, and poetry the last Monday of every month. If you are interested in joining or have additional questions, please email lstiles@athenslibrary.org or call (706) 613-3650 ext 368.

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Last Monday Book Discussion Group - Athens

The Sympathizer

Monday, October 25, 2021  at 7pm

Zoom meeting (Register to get the Zoom link)

Please join us as we discuss The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. 
You can find it in our catalog here

"ThThe Sympathizer book covere winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as seven other awards, The Sympathizer is one of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Vladimir Nabokov, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who comes to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping spy novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship." -- from the publisher.

 

Bring Up the Bodies

We are currently reading "Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel, which we will discuss at the August 30 meeting. 

Snow in August

Monday, August 31, 2020 at

7:00 pm

Snow in August by Pete Hamill

Set in a working-class Brooklyn neighborhood in 1947, this poignant tale revolves around two of the most endearing characters in recent fiction: an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch, a refugee from Prague.

An American Marriage

book coverNovember 25, 2019

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 

Summary: Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. In this deft exploration of love, loyalty, race, justice, and both Black masculinity and Black womanhood in 21st century America, Jones achieves that most-elusive of all literary goals: the Great American Novel. 

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