The Global Literature Book Club
Monday, May 17th at 7:00 PM
Masonic Hall & Online via GoToMeeting
The Global Literature Book Club discusses prize-winning novels from around the world, in translation, selected by members of the club. These works are challenging, but gratifying, and provide insights into a wide variety of nations, cultures, and styles of writing. The club meets monthly on Monday nights at 7 pm (currently via Go To Meeting). We welcome new members.
In May, the Global Literature Book Club will discuss Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri, a surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost named Kazu who haunts one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations. Through Kazu’s eyes, we see daily life in Tokyo buzz around him and learn the intimate details of his personal story, how loss and society’s inequalities and constrictions spiraled towards this ghostly fate, with moments of beauty and grace just out of reach. A powerful masterwork from one of Japan’s most brilliant outsider writers, Tokyo Ueno Station is a book for our times and a look into a marginalized existence in a shiny global megapolis.
Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy.
Tea Time Book Club
Thursday, May 13th at 2:00 PM
Outside the Library
In May, the Tea Time Book Club will discuss Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell, a short, piercing, and deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare’s 11 year old son Hamnet–a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain–and the years leading up to the production of his great play. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down–a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.
Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy. Email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive meeting information.