The Classics Book Discussion Group meets the third Monday of the month, except during summer, at noon in the Bicentennial Room on the 3th floor of the library. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. Please call the Readers' Services desk at 753-4900 extension 206 if you have any questions about the reading group.
On Monday, May 18, 2015, the group will meet to discuss Dr. Zhivago, by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak.
Jacket Notes: "In the grand tradition of the epic novel, Boris Pasternak's masterpiece brings to life the drama and immensity of the Russian Revolution through the story of the gifted physician-poet, Zhivago; the revolutionary, Strelnikov; and Lara, the passionate woman they both love. Caught up in the great events of politics and war that eventually destroy him and millions of others, Zhivago clings to the private world of family life and love, embodied especially in the magical Lara.
First published in Italy in 1957, "Doctor Zhivago "was not allowed to appear in the Soviet Union until 1987, twenty-seven years after the author's death."
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On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the group will meet to discuss Euphoria, by Lily King.
Jacket Notes: "From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the '30's caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.
English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control.
Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, 'Euphoria' is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King."
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