Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
The discussion will take place online or as a combination of online and in person. Please register in order to have the login information sent to you (registration closes at 9 P.M. the evening before the discussion).
The beloved classic that turned Carson McCullers into an overnight literary sensation. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated--and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.
Here's a list of books that have been discussed by the Contemporary Books Discussion Group.
Books for the Contemporary Books Discussion Group are available for loan on a first-come basis at the previous month's meeting, and, after that, at the Information Desk. Newcomers are always welcome.
This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.