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.

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

Fiction and nonfiction works on the Vietnam War Era

Monday, June 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Due to Memorial Day, we will NOT meet in May but will meet twice in June. For this meeting, we’ll discuss fiction and nonfiction works on the Vietnam War Era. Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 356. Newcomers always welcome. In Multipurpose Room C

National Poetry Month

Monday April 28, 7:00 p.m. in Multi-Purpose Room C

The Last Monday Book Discussion Group celebrates National Poetry Month. Each attendee is invited to bring 2 or 3 poems that s/he wants to talk about. Please also bring 10 copies of the poems to share with the group. All the poems can be on the same sheet(s) of paper. Criteria for selecting the poems is:

  • 2 or 3 that are your favorites OR
  • 2 or 3 that you dislike OR
  • 2 or 3 that you do not understand OR
  • 2 or 3 that you think are overrated OR
  • any combination of the above

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