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Check out this monthly book discussion group each second Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Free copies of the book are available for checkout at the library’s circulation desk.  In April, we will discuss John Williams’ novel Stoner.

Book Synopsis:

William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. John Williams’ luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

Date: 
April 11, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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