Meeting Date: second Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Watermark Cafe
Leader: Shirley Wells
This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the cafe or basement--wherever there's room--to discuss classic works by great authors—modern classics as well as the old gems. Retired English-teacher-turned-Watermark-bookseller Shirley Wells will be leading the discussions. And be sure to "Like" us on our Facebook page--Watermark Classic Book Club
A Short Introduction to Classic Book Club:
1. What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year? Why? The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker were the top two choices. Both books surprised us with their originality and depth. And they show the range of classics that we read as well--one published in 1848 and the other in 1962.
2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member? The Classic Book Club reads books that are considered "classics"--ones that have withstood the test of time, whether that time period is over 200 years or 30 years. We especially love discovering "forgotten classics" and finally reading those books that have been on our To-Be-Read List. A new visitor to the Classic Book Club can expect both light-hearted and serious discussions of that month's selection, as well as lots of laugher, conviviality, and "what else are you reading?" conversations.
See what we're reading this quarter as listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click HERE.
November 12, 2019: The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
December 10, 2019: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
January 14, 2020: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
February 11, 2020: Dubliners by James Joyce
March 10, 2020: The Odyssey by Homer (Emily Wilson, translator) Books 1-10
April 14, 2002: The Odyssey by Homer (Emily Wilson, translator) Books 11-24
May 12, 2020: The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
June 9, 2020: One of Ours by Willa Cather
July 14, 2020: Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson