Library Programs: Book Group
All readers welcome!
The book group meets the first Thursday of every other month in the library meeting room. Books, author information, and discussion questions are available at the Reference Desk. Join us and bring a friend!
Our next meeting is Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Nothing to Envy: ordinary lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens over fifteen years. Taking us into a landscape most of us have never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today--an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, in which radio and television dials are welded to the one government station, and where displays of affection are punished; a police state where informants are rewarded and where an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Nothing to Envy is a groundbreaking addition to the literature of totalitarianism and an eye-opening look at a closed world that is of increasing global importance.
Upcoming meetings for 2016:
January 7: Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
March 3: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
May 5: Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
July 7: Redeployment by Phil Klay
September 1: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
November 3: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion