Canadian author Alice Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, has been called a twentieth century Jane Austen. Like Austen, Munro creates works to be read and re-read but which also generously reward first-time readers.
On Thursday, December 11, the Library Book Club will discuss three stories from Munro’s 2004 collection, Runaway: “Chance,” “Soon,” and “Silence.” The stories form a triptych and cover 40 years in the life of Juliet, a Classics scholar. Like an artist who communicates the essential qualities of a subject using only a pencil, Munro, in barely 100 pages, gives the reader a complete portrait of her character from age 21 through 60 using only a few critical episodes from her life.
Dr. Susannah Clements will lead the discussion, which will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Library Conference Room. The Library has three copies of the book, and prices for used copies start at 1¢ on Amazon!
Distance students and faculty welcome!
Distance students and faculty can join the discussion live via Google Hangouts. Here is our permanent link for all Book Club events:
The first time you click on the link, Google will prompt you to install the Hangouts plug-in. Once that’s done, the same link will take you to the Book Club discussion each month.