Classic Book Club ON ZOOM

Meeting Date:  second Tuesday of each month

Time:  7:30 p.m. 

Place:  On Zoom (For more information, please contact the bookstore.)

Leader:  Shirley Wells

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month 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.

Not Without Laughter Cover Image
By Langston Hughes, Angela Flournoy (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143131861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - January 16th, 2018

December 8, 2020:  Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes


Mrs. Bridge Cover Image
By Evan S. Connell, James Salter (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781582435688
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - January 5th, 2010

January 12, 2021:  Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell


North and South Cover Image
By Elizabeth Gaskell, Patricia Ingham (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780140434248
Availability: Available to order! Usually Ships in 3-5 Days.
Published: Penguin Classics - June 1st, 1996

February 9, 2021:  North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell


Under the Volcano: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061120152
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - April 10th, 2007

March 9, 2021:  Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry


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So Long, See You Tomorrow (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679767206
Availability: Available to order! Usually Ships in 3-5 Days.
Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 1996

April 13, 2021:  So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell


The Master and Margarita: 50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Boris Fishman (Foreword by), Christopher Conn Askew (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780143108276
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - May 3rd, 2016

May 11, 2021:  The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov