Friday, April 17, 2009

May Book Club Selections

The Monday Evening Book Club will meet Monday, May 11th at 7:00 pm in the Program Room to discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

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For more about Geraldine Brooks and her works, visit the author's website.

The Seniors Book Club will meet Wednesday, May 13th at 2:00 pm in the Training Room to discuss the classic novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

More information about this American classic:

"A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life...If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich experience...It is a poignant and deeply understanding story of childhood and family relationships. The Nolans lived in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn from 1902 until 1919...Their daughter Francie and their son Neely knew more than their fair share of the privations and sufferings that are the lot of a great city's poor. Primarily this is Francie's book. She is a superb feat of characterization, an imaginative, alert, resourceful child. And Francie's growing up and beginnings of wisdom are the substance of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."
New York Times

"One of the books of the century."--New York Public Library