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?  Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley were the top two choices.  Both books exhibited one of the chief qualities of classic literature:  they still have a relevance to us today.  And we appreciated  the women's perspectives from 1818 and 1937 that they embodied.

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 tackling 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.

The Odyssey Cover Image
By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780393356250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 6th, 2018

June 9, 2020:  The Odyssey by Homer (Emily Wilson, translator)  Books 11-24 (second half)


The Return of the Native Cover Image
By Thomas Hardy, Tony Slade (Editor)
ISBN: 9780140435184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - August 1st, 1999

July 14, 2020:  The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy


One of Ours Cover Image
By Willa Cather, Rebecca Onion (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781948742535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Belt Publishing - October 29th, 2019

August 11, 2020:  One of Ours by Willa Cather


Tirra Lirra by the River: A Novel (Neversink) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612193885
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - January 27th, 2015

September 8, 2020:   Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson