Book Discussion Group
Age Group: Adults, Seniors & Teens
10/30/2014 • 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.Sahara West Library
Room: International Languages Room
Have a love for reading? Join us for our monthly book discussion group where you can connect with members that share your same passion. Selections for this book club include both general fiction and nonfiction. Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month, except in November and December (third Thursday of the month).
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 702.507.3631.
Selection for October: The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
In stories that are more personal than any that she's written before, Alice Munro pieces her family's history into gloriously imagined fiction. A young boy is taken to Edinburgh's Castle Rock where his father assures him that on a clear day he can see America, a glimpse of his father's dream. In stories that follow, the dream becomes a reality, two sister-in-laws experience very different kinds of passion on the long voyage to the New World and a baby is lost and magically reappears on a journey from an Illinois homestead to the Canadian border.
Other stories take place in more familiar Munro territory, the towns and countryside around Lake Huron. First love flowers under the apple tree, while a stronger emotion presents itself in the barn. A girl hired as summer help, and uneasy about her place in the fancy resort world she's come to, is transformed by her employer's perceptive parting gift. A father whose early expectations of success at fox farming are crushed, finds strange comfort in a routine night job at an iron foundry.