The Oakland public library supports two separate book clubs. Each meets in the library, one the First Thursday @ 2 pm, the other the Last Monday @ 7 pm. Both groups encourage and welcome new members. I will be posting on this site title choices for the group’s monthly discussions.
This afternoon (Aug 6) is the first Thursday and the book for discussion is “Night” by Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel is the author of more that forty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America Congressional Gold Medal, the French Legion of Honor, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.
Further information and resources can be found at http://www.nightthebook.com/.
Our Monday night group, which meets August 31, will be discussing “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits” by Ayelet Waldman. This author is a first time read for many of us. In “Love…” Waldman writes with wry candor and tender humor, tackling the absurdities of modern life and reminding us why we love some people no matter what. Further information and resources for “Love…" can be found at http://www.readinggroupguides.com/guides3/love_other_impossible_pursuits1.asp