Would you Like to Discuss English Literature in English? Welcome to our two English reading groups:
1)The Afternoon Group
2) The Evening Group
It is possible to join both or just one of the groups. They both discuss different books at each meeting. Please contact us if you would like the library to order the books for you. Discussion questions for the books will be sent out by e-mail before each meeting. To sign up for one of the groups or for more information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Flanagan: The narrow road to the deep north (2013)
Winner, 2014 Man Booker Prize
August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier.
His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever.
Moving deftly from the POW camp to contemporary Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo and his comrades to those of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of love, death, and family, exploring the many forms of good and evil, war and truth, guilt and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.