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.

For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

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Love

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Monday, July 28, 7:00 p.m.

In Multipurpose Room C

Love by Toni Morrison

Description of Love: The epitome of a group of women's ideals about love, fatherhood, and friendship, wealthy hotel owner Bill Cosey finds his life compromised by his troubled past and his feelings about a spellbinding woman named Celestial.

Toni Morrison has gained fame for an emotive, rhythmic writing style that achieves lushness with common words. The shame and cruelty of racism and sexual oppression are major themes, often framed in vividly depicted historical settings. Morrison challenges readers with unconventional plot structures, and difficult, complex characters who may evoke readers' pity, horror, sorrow, and joy by turns. Her characters' minds, hearts and souls are always the core of the story. Readers journey with them toward personal and societal enlightenment, touching upon natural and mythic experiences alike.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

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Monday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.

In Multipurpose Room C

Snows of Kilimanjaro and other stories by Ernest Hemingway

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes "The Killers," the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical "Fathers and Sons," which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway's career, to his father's suicide; "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," a "brilliant fusion of personal observation, heresay, and invention," wrote Hemingway's biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: "I put all the true stuff in," with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. - Publisher

The Thin Man

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Monday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

In Multipurpose Room C

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) and "hard-boiled" are practically synonymous -- he's been called the "father" of the rough gumshoe whose cases revolve around the unenlightened criminal element; there isn't a drawing room or criminal genius in sight in his works. As a former Pinkerton agent, Hammett knew of what he wrote, and his style, later so widely copied, is distinct -- a gritty, realistic, and none-too-favorable look at characters and settings, punctuated by vernacular dialogue. His detectives differ in personality, but all share one over-arching principle: crime shouldn't pay, and their job is to make sure it doesn't.

The Thin Man (Jan 1934) - Nick Charles searches for a wealthy inventor who is the prime suspect in a New York City murder case.

Writing Style in this title : Dialogue-rich; Spare; Witty

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