Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Announcemnt: Fall 2007 Titles

Well, the votes are all in. Here's the list of titles we'll be reading next fall. (Note that the meeting dates are still tentative.)

BTW: Cormac McCarthy's The Road was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer for fiction yesterday. So, with two classics and a major prize winner, this is quite a prestigious reading list.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jay Gatsby still adores Daisy Buchanan although she has married someone else, and he risks everything to lure her back.
Saturday September 15 2:00 to 3:15 pm

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
In a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Saturday October 6 2:00 to 3:15 pm

Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Unstuck in time, Billy Pilgrim, Vonnegut's shattered survivor of the Dresden bombing, relives his life over and over again under the gaze of aliens and eventually comes to an understanding of the human comedy.
Saturday November 3 2:00 to 3:15 pm

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge, could use some friends. Upon entering the elite St. Gallway school, she finds some—a clique of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods. One drowning and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery.
Saturday January 5 2:00 to 3:15 pm

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