Wilmette Library offers four book discussion series through the Adult Services Department. Please see details below.
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Meet in the Small Meeting Room, second Tuesday of the month, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshments served.
November 8, 10:30
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Join us for a lively discussion of Ernest Hemingway's first and most poignant novel, "The Sun Also Rises." The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, it is a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. The theme is the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, explored through the story of a group of expatriates who go to Spain for the running of the bulls ritual.
December 13, 10:30
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Join us for a lively discussion of Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. Hailed as one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. In the book, three fictional families cross paths with Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and other famous figures.
Will return in 2017
October 26, 11:00
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of "The Emperor of All Maladies" a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information? The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.
November 30, 11:00
River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candace Millard
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, "The River of Doubt" is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing explanation of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.