May Book (skip April)

posted Apr 2, 2016, 9:57 AM by Tri-Valley Community Library
Hi all, Our next book club meeting is on Monday, May 2, at 7:30pm. We'll be discussing Cleopatra : A Life by Stacy Schiff.  Dana will bring book suggestions and a snack.

June's book is The Best American Essays 2014 edited by John Jeremiah Sullivan.  This book compiles the best literary essays of the year 2013 which were originally published in American periodicals. From Kirkus Reviews, "The current iteration in the venerable franchise, edited this year by essayist Sullivan (Pulphead, 2011, etc.), who contributes a thoughtful introduction on the art of the essay since it was defined by Montaigne. This year’s collection is as eclectic as possible, considering recent trends toward the self-reverential, and most of the 21 contributions (arranged alphabetically by author) offer some valuable insights and lessons. The majority of the essays are written by players in their own stories, and several are droll and sagacious."

Read on!  Amanda

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