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Join the Book Discussion Fun at New Dorp 2012-2013


Novelist Tim O'Brien, poet Donald Hall, and short story master Edith Wharton are just some of the writers we will be discussing at the New Dorp Library book discussions.

Please join our group, which meets one Friday each month at 2:30 p.m., from September through June (see schedule below).

We are especially pleased to be discussing The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien's powerful account of the Vietnam experience, as part of Staten Island OutLOUD's "Big Read." The National Endowment for the Arts presents "The Big Read" in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

The titles and dates are as follows; if you click on the image below it will take you to a list on our catalog where you can place your own holds if you'd like.

October 19, 2012
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

November 16, 2012
The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien

December 7, 2012
"The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary" In Collected Stories, vol 1, 1891-1910 by Edith Wharton

January 18, 2013
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Miranda Carter

February 22, 2013
Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy

March 22, 2013
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

April 19, 2013
Selections from White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006 by Donald Hall

May 17, 2013
Harlem is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

June 21, 2013
"Golden Apples" from Stories, Essays and Memoir by Eudora Welty

Copies of each book will be available at the New Dorp Library for checkout. To participate in the discussions you are expected to complete the reading of the book/selections and be respectful of other people's opinions. Everyone is welcome to participate.


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