Monday, August 16, 2010

The Twilight Book club reads 'Gilead'

Join us on Tuesday, September 7th at 6:30 PM to discuss Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer-prize winning novel Gilead. Credited by this year's Pulitzer-winning author Paul Harding as a significant mentor of his own work, Robinson has created novels that are consistently described as "wondrous", "exquisite", "beautiful", and "elegant".

is the story of 76 year old Reverend John Ames, who in 1956 begins a letter to his young son recounting the history of himself and his forebears. Weaving together accounts of his life in a small Iowa town, the early Kansas abolitionists and the bitter strife between Ames' pacifist father and Union army chaplain grandfather, Ames searches for a clarity and wisdom in these strands that will serve as a legacy when his son is grown.

"Robinson's prose is beautiful, shimmering and precise; the revelations are subtle but never muted when they come, and the careful telling carries the breath of suspense." --- Publisher's Weekly

Copies are available now at the circulation desk, and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. The Twilight Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month and is open to all.


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