Last Monday Book Discussion Group

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

The Last Monday Book Discussion Group selects our titles together usually 3 or 4 at a time. We generally like novels but have included non-fiction history and biographies.

Slaughterhouse-Five

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Monday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

In Multipurpose Room C

In honor of Banned Books Week, Sept 21- 27, 2014, (www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek) we will be reading Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut published in 1969.

Description: Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present.

World War I

Monday, August 25, 7:00 p.m.

In Multipurpose Room C

Participants will read whatever they choose - fiction or non-fiction - about World War I. The first battle shots of World War I were fired 100 years ago in August 1914. This discussion will be about treatment of the War by the different authors and what changes the Great War brought.

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

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