Great Beginnings Book Club
Date(s) - Tuesday, June 1
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Great Beginnings Book Club meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm.
While our meeting room is closed, we are holding virtual meetings via Zoom. Don’t worry if meetings are too frequent for you to finish each book; we would be thrilled to see you at whatever meetings work for your schedule. Book selections are posted at least several weeks in advance to give you a chance to focus on specific selections.
Moderated by John Donaldson.
New members are always welcome!
Our June 1st meeting features Rabbit, Run by John Updike.
John Updike was one of the most influential and lauded American authors of the 20th century. He is currently one of only four authors to have won the Pulitzer Prize twice. In Updike’s case, both awards stemmed from his Rabbit tetralogy, all following Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a former high school basketball player endlessly trying to find marital and professional fulfillment against the backdrop of the second half of 20th century America. Rabbit is often a thoroughly irresponsible and unlikable main character, yet Updike skillfully explores the passions and foibles of average Americans. While other authors may be uninterested in “average” life, Updike’s unique and eloquent style allows us to reflect on the ordinary concerns that people may feel without ever really sharing with others.
Copies of Rabbit, Run will be reserved at Moffat Library between May 11th and June 1st. You can also obtain a copy on your own at the links below. Note that some titles may not be available in every format. Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having difficulty getting a copy.
This program will be run virtually via Zoom. A link with instructions on accessing the meeting will be e-mailed to registrants the day before the program. Again, if you encounter any difficulty or have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com!