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We are closed on Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Library is open Monday-Saturday from 9-5. Get your virtual library card here to access our great digital resources.

Great Books Discussion Group

Great Books Discussion Group

Read and discuss a selection of great short stories and essays. The group meets 10 am to 11:30 am most Fridays on Zoom.
Register below for Zoom information.

Texts in use: Best American Short Stories of the Century, Updike (BASS) The Art of the Personal Essay, Lopate (APE), and The World’s Greatest Short Stories (WGSS Dover).

December 4
Mary Lerner, Little Selves, p. 7, (BASS)
Lorrie Moore, You’re Ugly Too, p. 652, (BASS)
Jean Toomer, Blood-Burning Moon, p. 61 (BASS)

December 11
Sherwood Anderson, The Other Woman, p. 38, (BASS)
Thom Jones, I Want to Live, p. 671 (BASS)
Gaye Pemberton, Do I Have Your Number Mr. Jeffrey, p. 746, (APE)

December 18
Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers, p. 18, (BASS)
Joaquim Maria Machado De Assis, The Fortune Teller, p.127, (WGSS)

January 8
Ring Lardner, The Golden Honeymoon, p. 45, (BASS)
Annie Proulx, The Half-Skinned Deer, p. 745, (BASS)
Pam Houston, The Best Girlfriend You Never Had, p.769, (BASS)

January 15
William Faulkner, The Evening Sun Go Down, p. 111, (BASS)
Alice Elliot Dark, In the Gloaming, p.688, (BASS)
Luigi Pirandello, Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law, p. 185, (WGSS)

January 22
Rainer Maria Rilke, How Old Man Timofei Died With a Song, p. 150, (WGSS)
Carolyn Ferrell, Proper Library, p. 705, (BASS)
Gish Jen, Birthmates, p. 720, (BASS)