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World Literature Discussions
Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Our World Literature Series will start up again in September. Please check our September/October newsletter for dates and titles.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions
Moderated by Professor Michael Boecherer of SCCC
This coming of age novel is told in reverse chronological order, and spans thirty years in the lives of the four Garcia sisters who had enjoyed a sheltered and luxurious childhood in the Dominican Republic until their father got into trouble with the secret police. The ensuing flight of the family to New York City sends the sisters into social and cultural turmoil while they struggle to adjust to their new lives.
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 PM
The author’s debut novel is one of intelligence and dignity. It details the life of Major Ernest Pettigrew, a proper 68 year old widower living in Sussex, England, and his blossoming relationship with Mrs. Ali, a Pakistani widow, despite the racial and social prejudices they encounter.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 PM
This award winning novel is the story of Australian Genetics Professor Don Tillman, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Because he has not been successful at dating, he develops a questionnaire for women to complete in order to determine if they are good “wife material.” In the meantime, his best friend introduces him to Rosie, who is trying to identify her biological father. He is taken by her story, and together they undertake the “Rosie Project,” setting out to capture the DNA of possible candidates.