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 ashull@athenslibrary.org or call (706) 613-3650 ext 358.

Where I’m Calling From

Bookcover

Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Where I’m Calling From by Ray Carver: By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the great practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted it in the imaginations of thousands of readers. Where I’m Calling From, his last collection, encompasses classic stories from Cathedral, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previously unpublished in book form. Together, these 37 stories give us a superb overview of Carver’s life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never equaled. - Publisher

Housekeeping

Bookcover

Monday, June 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson: A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience. - Publisher

Poetry Month

Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a special edition of Last Monday Book Club celebrating National Poetry Month. Bring at least one poem to share and discuss. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 706-613-3650 ext. 358.

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 – one of the ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle by August Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright – 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

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