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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.

2021–2022 Schedule

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
Jul. 19: James Boswell, Life of Johnson
Aug. 16: James Boswell, Life of Johnson
Sep. 20: Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle
Oct. 18: W.G. Sebald, Rings of Saturn
Nov 15: Natalia Ginzburg, Family Lexicon
Dec. 20: Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
Jan. 17: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts
Feb. 21: Ivo Andric, Bridge on the Drina
Mar. 21: James Baldwin, Another Country
Apr. 19 (N.B. this is the third Tuesday): Elizabeth Bowen, The Hotel
May 16: V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
Jun. 20: Magda Szabo, Abigail