Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 8th discussion - Olive Kitteridge

It’s time to talk books with the Fairfax Library Book Discussion Group!

When? Thursday, July 8th at 7 p.m.

Where? Fairfax Library meeting room

What Book? Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Check out these links for more background info:

Hear an NPR interview with Elizabeth Strout from May, 2009

A long interview with Elizabeth Strout with some audio snippets

List of characters and their connections

Our Next Books:

On Thursday, August 12th, we’ll read Paris Trout by Pete Dexter

“A respected white citizen of Cotton Point, Georgia, Paris Trout is a shopkeeper, a money-lender, and a murderer of blacks. And his friends, family and foes do not realize the danger they face in a man who simply will not see his own guilt”.

On Thursday, September 9th, we’ll read The Help by Kathryn Stockett

“What perfect timing for this optimistic, uplifting debut novel set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is just home from college in 1962, and, anxious to become a writer, is advised to hone her chops by writing "about what disturbs you." The budding social activist begins to collect the stories of the black women on whom the country club sets relies--and mistrusts--enlisting the help of Aibileen, a maid who's raised 17 children, and Aibileen's best friend Minny…” Publisher’s Weekly

I look forward to seeing you at the Fairfax Library.
Thanks for reading with us!
Beth Bailey-Gates
Friends of the Fairfax Library

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