Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another Country

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, June 18
7:00 p.m.

Tonight our Adult book club will be discussing James Baldwin's amazing reverie of a book, Another Country. The novel follows the stories of several New York City residents in the late 1950's, their lives, their loves, and the complexity of racial relations and sexual identity. Reading Another Country is like being in someone's dream. The narrative floats between the present condition of the person, then their thoughts lead them back into memories of the past that vividly illustrate how they got to where they are now. Sometimes tragic, sometimes loving, but always filled with emotion, Baldwin's style is absolutely amazing.

This book is recommended for people who like reading stories where the characters are the main focus, and also people who love language.

Next month: Revenge by Mary Morris

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