No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table”—as far from the Captain’s Table as can be—with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the…Find out more »
No registration required. The late Vladimir Nabokov always did things his way, and his classic autobiography is no exception. No dry recital of dates, names, and addresses for this linguistic magician–instead, Speak, Memory is a succession of episodes, in which the facts are secondary to the development of Nabokov’s sensibility. There is, to be sure, an impressionistic whirl through the author’s rich family history and Nabokov’s account of his tenure at St. Petersburg’s famous Tenishev School which offer a lovely…Find out more »
Inspired by various newspaper articles and stories from the last four centuries, Booker Prize finalist Donoghue’s masterful short story collection explores the ways people’s lives can take unexpected and unprepared-for turns. A fallen woman in Victorian England supports herself and her child by the only means available to her until her younger brother comes up with another option. As the Civil War rages on, a slave and his mistress plot a daring escape. A bitter Puritan seeks revenge upon two…Find out more »
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