A Book Group: Reading Critically Acclaimed Literary Works (8 Week Course)
This class will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month, from September to May, excluding December. The selections have been made from novels, collections of short stories, and memoirs that have received critical acclaim from peers, reviewers, and the reading public. Led by author and writing instructor Nancy Geyer, the course will differ from a lecture format in that class members will be encouraged to participate in the discussion of the monthly book assignment. It is patterned on the classic formula of book clubs that became popular in the early 20th century and continue to the present day. Emphasis will be placed on characterization, plot, structure, dialogue, style, and atmosphere.
The book selections and dates follow:
September 22 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
October 27 - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
November 24 - The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors by Marc Grossberg
December - No Meeting
January 26 - A Death in the Family by James Agee
February 23 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
March 23 - Educated by Tara Westover
April 27 - Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant
May 25 - The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love and Loss by Anderson Cooper with Gloria Vanderbilt
Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.