Friday, August 30, 2013

Settle In With A Good Book This Fall and Join the Novel T's

The Novel T’s Book Club meets at the Monrovia Public Library every 4th Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. to discuss literary works selected by the members, with a representation of both fiction and non-fiction.  “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini was our August selection. While there were many plot threads to follow, all of us felt that this book was a literary gem. For students of literature, there are numerous topics of discussion and analysis. This title was one of great depth and as a group, we were barely able to touch the surface in 1 hour of discussion.

“Little Big Man” by Thomas Berger is our September 24th selection. Written in the 1960s, this masterpiece of historical fiction is told through the eyes of Jack Crabb, a white man brought up by Cheyenne Indians. As a Cheyenne, Jack dressed in skins, feasted on dog, loved four wives and saw his people butchered by the horse soldiers of General Custer, the man he had sworn to kill. As a white man, he hunted buffalo, tangled with Wyatt Earp, cheated Wild Bill Hickok and survived the Battle of Little Bighorn. Some have called “Little Big Man” one of the best books about the American West.

In October we will discuss “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. For selections for upcoming months, please visit the Adult Reference desk. All are welcome to join the Novel T’s in the Library Community Room. The book talk begins at 6:45 p.m. Light refreshments are served, based on the theme of book we are discussing.

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