Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fall Book Discussion 2012

Banister Book Group 2012, Fall Titles. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway's posthumously published memoirs of his life in 1920s Paris, called "A Moveable Feast", aspired to provide this terminology a simple definition:
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
Hadley Richardson, age 28, in 1920 Chicago marries Ernest Hemingway after a brief courtship.  Then in a whirlwind they set sail for Paris and join what is referred to now as the Lost Generation in Paris.  They join other expatriates including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression by Ted Gupp.

“Shortly before Christmas 1933 in Depression-scarred Canton, Ohio, a small newspaper ad offered $10, no strings attached, to 75 families in distress. Interested readers were asked to submit letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. The author's grandfather Sam Stone was inspired to place this ad and assist his fellow Cantonians as they prepared for the cruelest Christmas most of them would ever witness.”

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