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Literary Conversations

This discussion group is currently oversubscribed. Please write to Katherine Florio and Clive Martin at if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for membership. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Literary Conversations 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, from the Greek classics to contemporary best sellers.
Members take turns leading the discussions and are in active e-mail correspondence with the group regarding the books selected and background issues. Members are invited to join the Literary Conversations dutch treat dinners following the meeting.

2019–2020 Schedule

Happy Summer!
Sep. 16: Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness
Oct. 21: Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls 
Nov. 18: Gustave Flaubert, Sentimental Education (Robert Baldick's 1964 translation for Penguin Classics recommended)
Dec. 16: Helen Oyeyemi, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
Jan. 20: Honoré de Balzac, Scenes From A Courtesan's Life
Feb. 17: Patrick Modiano, Suspended Sentences
Mar. 16: Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift
Apr. 13 (N.B. this is the second Monday), Ivan Turgenev, The Torrents of Spring
May 18: Homer, The Odyssey (Emily Wilson translation)
Jun. 15: Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters