Friday, August 31, 2007

Book Discussion Group - "To Kill A Mockingbird"

The Book Discussion Group met on the 28th and 29th of August. Harper Lee's only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a classic and all-time favorite. Librarians across the country voted it the best novel of the 20th Century! Across the board, the group agreed that it was one of their favorites -- one person even said that she would like to read it once a year. We dissected and discussed many interesting topics, such as: race relations in the South during the 1930's, single male parenting, coming-of-age stories, the integrity and justice of the court system both then and now.

For more information about Harper Lee's life and other books that may interest people who enjoyed reading To Kill a Mockingbird, please check out NoveList, which is accessible from the website. Listed below are several suggestions for similar books:

The Summer We Got Saved by Pat Cunningham Devoto

The Quiet Game by Greg Iles

The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes Mda

We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Please join us next month for our next meeting when we will discuss The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up your copy today!

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