What makes a book a “classic”? The writer Italo Calvino defined them this way: "A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers." In that spirit, the Classics Book Club will read and discuss novels that have become beloved over the years, which offer a rich experience to both the new reader and the re-reader. We’ll read one classic or modern classic book every other month and engage in a lively discussion about the text. If you’re looking for an excuse to read a few classic books you’ve never gotten around to, or eager to reread a book with a fresh perspective, join us in person at the Library or online from home!
This month, we will read Nora Ephron's modern classic, Heartburn. The novel focuses on 30-something cookbook writer Rachel Samstat as her marriage falls apart when she discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. Ephron's trademark wit and humor, which made movies like Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally iconic, is on full display, along with her love of food and its power to comfort.
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Online programs hosted by the library will be provided via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device. Registration for all programs is required. Participants who register for any program will receive an email with the link to join.