Last Monday Book Discussion Group

Meets the Last Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

Love discussing literature, plays, and poetry? Join us for in depth discussions of literature, plays, and poetry the last Monday of every month. If you are interested in joining please email oconti@athenslibrary.org or call (706) 613-3650 ext 324.

Lamb in his Bosom

Book cover

Monday, February 29, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m

In Multipurpose Room C

Lamb in his Bosom by Caroline Miller: In 1934, Caroline Miller's novel Lamb in His Bosom won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. It was the first novel by a Georgia author to win a Pulitzer, soon followed by Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind in 1937. In fact, Lamb was largely responsible for the discovery of Gone With the Wind; after reading Miller's novel, Macmillan editor Harold S. Latham sought other southern novels and authors, and found Margaret Mitchell. Caroline Miller was fascinated by the other Old South not the romantic inhabitants of Gone With the Wind, but rather the poor people of the south Georgia backwoods, who never owned a slave or planned to fight a war. The story of Cean and Lonzo, a young couple who begin their married lives two decades before the Civil War, Lamb in His Bosom is a fascinating account of social customs and material realities among settlers of the Georgia frontier. At the same time, Lamb in His Bosom transcends regional history as Miller's quietly lyrical prose style pays poignant tribute to a woman's life lived close to nature, the nature outside her and the nature within. - Publisher

The Stranger & The Meursault Investigation

Book coverBook cover

Monday, January 25, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m

In Multipurpose Room C

In "The Stranger" Meursault, a young French Algerian man shoots and kills an Arab man on the beach. The dead man is never named. Harun, the narrator of "The Meursault Investigation," claims that the dead man was Musa, his older brother. In an attempt to prove his brother's existence, Harun investigates nearly every element of Meursault's crime, finding reasons to question everything. Kamel Daoud's "The Meursault Investigation” turns Albert Camus' novel "The Stranger" inside out in a provocative, exciting and occasionally irritating way.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Book cover

Monday, November 30, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m

In Multipurpose Room C

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera: Set mostly during the Russian invasion of Prague in the late 1960s, the novel focuses on the love lives of four Czech intellectuals as they struggle with relationships, sex, politics, and the military occupation of their country. Against a philosophical backdrop of lightness and heaviness, all four characters struggle to achieve a balance between the two opposing forces in their lives. - Publisher

No Great Mischief

Book cover.

Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

In Multipurpose Room C

No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod: In a family where "the brothers still speak Gaelic to each other; legends lurk at the edge of the simplest conversation; language and music are themselves links to a heroic, defeated past," Alexander MacDonald spends a summer in the mines with his wild older brother and cares for another brother, now a dying alcoholic. - Publisher

PINES logo

Login to your Pines Account

GALILEO: Georgia's Virtual Library