For the second straight summer, the Library Book Club has selected two beloved classics for adults and younger readers.
On June 25, Dr. Peter Fraser will lead a discussion of Treasure Island, one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. Besides being the most ingenious of all pirate tales, the work is a coming-of-age novel, whose hero grows from an easily frightened and impulsive boy at the beginning to a brave and circumspect young man by the story’s end.
On July 30, we will discuss Little Women, one of the most revered American novels. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s most autobiographical work, tells the story of the formation and coming of age of four sisters in New England during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Our book discussions will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Library Conference Room. We are especially eager to have younger readers participate! As always, distance students and faculty are invited to join in via Google Hangouts.
For more information about these events or the Library Book Club, contact Harold Henkel at 757-352-4198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sterling Hundley (illustrator), “The Captain,” Treasure Island, The Folio Society website, http://www.foliosociety.com/book/TSL/treasure-island.
Rebecca Green (illustrator), “Jo Writing,” Little Women, The Folio Society website, http://www.foliosociety.com/book/LWM/little-women.