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.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Bookcover

Monday, March 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a 1982 play ā€“ one of the ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle by August Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright ā€“ that chronicles the twentieth century African American experience. The play is set in Chicago in the 1920s (the only play in the group not set in Pittsburgh), and deals with issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. - Wikipedia

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Bookcover

Monday, January 30, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of a mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendi; a family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, alive with unforgettable men and women, and with a truth and understanding that strike the soul. One Hundred Years of Solitude is a masterpiece of the art of fiction. - Publisher

H is for Hawk

Bookcover

Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald: As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White's tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White's struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals. - Publisher

The Devil in the White City

Bookcover

Monday, October 31, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson: Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, Daniel Hudson Burnham, the killer, Henry H. Holmes, and the great fair that obsessed them both. Burnham organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. - Publisher

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