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Literary Conversations

This discussion group is currently oversubscribed. Please write to Clive Martin at  if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for membership.
This thriving, 25-year old discussion group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Trustees' Room (unless otherwise specified due to holiday closings, etc.) to discuss works of literature selected by the group, from the ancient classics to contemporary best sellers.
Members take turns leading the discussions and engage in active e-mail correspondence about the book currently being read.  Our Literary Conversations continue at a local restaurant following the meeting, and all members are invited.
Note that during the Covid-19 outbreak our meetings are held through a virtual platform.

2020–2021 Schedule

Jun. 15: Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters
Jul. 20: Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift 
Aug. 17: Ivan Turgenev, The Torrents of Spring
Sep. 21: Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
Oct. 19: Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Nov. 16: Carlo Levi, Christ Stopped at Eboli
Dec. 21: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses From An Old Manse
Jan. 18: T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Feb. 15: John Marquand, H. M. Pulham, Esq. 
Mar. 15: Leo Damrosch, The Club
Apr. 20 (N.B. this is the third Tuesday): Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
May 17: Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
Jun. 21: Theodore Fontane, Effi Briest